George Lakey

George Lakey

George Lakey recently retired from Swarthmore College, where he was Eugene M. Lang Visiting Professor for Issues of Social Change.  He was first arrested in a civil rights demonstration in March 1963 and most recently in January, 2020 with Jane Fonda in her climate justice action at the U.S. Capitol.  He has led over 1500 social change workshops on five continents. How We Win is his tenth book on change and how to achieve it.

How We Win | Divestment and Nonviolent Direct Action

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One reason to target a bank was the interface between the climate crisis and the economy. We observed that the economic class that sets the direction for the U.S. refuses to accept responsibility for climate consequences. By pressuring a bank to take responsibility for the consequences of its practices, we would be pushing a higher standard of behavior.