Strategic non-violence book study group at Homewood

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At the joint Baltimore Quaker Peace and Justice Committee  meeting, Friends enthusiastically embraced the intention of Peaceable City to hold a reading group for the book, This is an Uprising: How Nonviolent Revolt is Shaping the Twenty-First Century (2016) by Mark Engler and Paul Engler, beginning on Monday, May 8th, 7pm-8:30 pm
 
We will meet six times, taking a break for Memorial Day, so the series will end on June 19th.
 
We will begin by reading the Introduction and Chapter One, pp. vii. - 31. Jo Brown will facilitate the first meeting on Monday May 8thand would like volunteers to facilitate the subsequent 5 meetings. She will fill in wherever necessary. 
 
We will continue to meet at Homewood. The exact room location of the meeting will follow, probably in the Homewood Meeting library.
 
The book is on order at the Johns Hopkins Barnes and Noble, under the name Peaceable City; 
it will be behind the counter, and if you ask for it under the group name you will get a 10% discount.
The books should be in by Wednesday 4/26.  They are hardback.
If you should grab the last copy, please ask them to order five more for the group, and let me know so I can follow up.
The book is also available online, and I can lend my copy if the cost ($24) is prohibitive.
 
Monday, May 8: Introduction & Chapter 1, pp. vii.-29, "The Strategic Turn"
Monday May 15: Chapters 2 & 3, pp. 31-85,  "Structure & Movement"; "The Hybrid"
Monday May 22: Chapters 4 & 5, pp. 87-142 "The Pillars"; "Declare Victory & Run"
Break- Memorial Day
Monday June 5: Chapters 6 & 7, pp. 143-196, "The Act of Disruption"; "The Whirlwind"
Monday June 12: Chapters 8 & 9, pp. 197-250 "The Dividers; "The Discipline" 
Monday June 19: Chapters 10, Conclusion & Acknowledgements, pp. 251-287, "The Ecology of Change"
 
Excerpts from reviews give you a sense of why several Friends had suggested this book:
“Compellingly readable and quite timely…[The authors] deftly argue that organizers can define the terms of their own victory.” —Matt Wasserman, The Indypendent

“I picked up [This Is An Uprising], and within minutes I was engrossed… [The Englers] argue, persuasively, that… uprisings that use nonviolent confrontation have 
changed the world. And they have done it with such passion, intensity, and page-turning storytelling, that I had barely been able to put the book down.” —Ellen Michaud, QuakerBooks

“Anyone who doubts that community organizing is a significant part of the social fabric will find such assumptions dispelled by this intriguing and illuminating overview.” —Booklist

“A usefully organized, concise history of social movements that will appeal to newer generations of activists.” —Kirkus Reviews

"Absorbing… Ambitious… Indispensable. A genuine gift to social movements everywhere." —Naomi Klein, author of This Changes Everything and The Shock Doctrine