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How Does Social Change Really Happen?

December 5, 2019 - 7 PM
Traditions Café
300 5th Ave SW, Olympia

We will look at both the history of non-violent movements for social change, and a theory of change – the proven track record of successful social change movements, and how this might apply to our work against climate change. 

Can a Movement make a difference for Climate Change?  A talk by TCAT’s new staff person Lynn Fitz-Hugh. 

History is written by the victors.  The history of social change movements is under reported and generally not taught in our schools. 

How can we stop recreating the wheel and learn from the success and failures of the amazing giants who acted before us?

What are the tools for social change beyond depending upon politicians who may be corrupt or unresponsive? 

How can we learn to create effective strategies pulling upon a wide range of tactics?

Erica Chenoweth’s research tells us it takes only 3.5% of the population in the street on a consistent basis to topple a dictator or move other significant social change.

 We will look at both history and theories of social change.  You will leave with a clear understanding about a theory of how social change works.



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