Amnesty Event: Counter Power – Making Change Happen

Tim Gee, author of Counterpower: Making Change Happen
Tim Gee, author of Counterpower: Making Change Happen

Counter Power – Making Change Happen

8pm, Fri 18th May, Glasgow University

Amnesty International Glasgow West and Glasgow University groups are pleased to host an evening with award-nominated activist and author Tim Gee and ask him the question

Why do some campaigns succeed while others fail?

Tim will discuss the strategies and tactics that have contributed to the success (or otherwise) of some of the most prominent movements for change of the past 300 years, and finds lessons for campaigners today. He considers campaigns from the suffragette movement to the Arab Spring, and will draw common threads through the Indian independence campaign, the Vietnam War protests and the Occupy movement of the present day.

Tim is the author of Counterpower: Making Change Happen, nominated for the Bread and Roses Prize for radical nonfiction. Unlike many author academics, Tim can bring the perspective of an author activist who has walked the walk – he has been active in Occupy, anti-cuts protests, Climate Camp and the traveller solidarity movement. He works as a grassroots activism trainer and has contributed to several campaigning guides and manuals.

The evening’s discussion promises to be of interest not just to human rights campaigners, but those involved in the grass roots of a wide range of campaigns both local and global.

Date: 8pm, Friday May 18th

Venue: Williams Room, John McIntyre Building, Glasgow University, University Avenue, G12 8QQ

Directions: Building A22 on this map. Left-hand side of University main gate, University Avenue.

Cost: Free entry.  Non-ticketed.

 

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