This is an Uprising – Des Moines!
Mar 29, 2016
06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
2500 University Ave.
From protests around climate change and immigrant rights, to Occupy, the Arab Spring, and #BlackLivesMatter, a new generation is unleashing strategic nonviolent action to shape public debate and force political change.
In their book, This is an Uprising, Iowa natives Mark and Paul Engler look at the hidden art behind such outbursts of protest, examining core principles that have been used to spark and guide moments of transformative unrest.
Join Paul Engler and CCI Action for a discussion about the book and how it relates to CCI Action’s movement-building work in Iowa challenging the establishment and business-as-usual politics, and fighting for clean water, clean energy, a $15 minimum wage and racial justice.
Check out what some incredible movement leaders have to say about it:
“Absorbing…ambitious…indispensable. A genuine gift to social movements everywhere.”
-Naomi Klein, author of This Changes Everything and the Shock Doctrine
“For those who dare to dream that truly transformational, even revolutionary change might be possible…in our lifetimes (but who wonder what strategies or tactics coule possibly achieve a monumental shift in consciousness), this book is for you.”
-Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow