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Why Do Protests Fail?

Please join us for a talk *tonight* by Swarthmore alum and Occupy Wall Street co-creator Micah White ’04.

Why Do Protests Fail?
Thursday March 30, 7-8:30 PM
Science Center 101
Swarthmore College

While an editor at Adbusters, White co-created the original idea for Occupy Wall Street. Building off his experience in and research on activism (including while a student at Swarthmore College during the Iraq War), White wrote The End of Protest: A New Playbook for Revolution https://endofprotest.com/.

Micah White '04

In this talk, White will develop his theory of why contemporary protests fail to bring their desired change. In doing so, he will reflect on how activists can learn from these failures and build more effective social movements.

This event is free and open to the public. Please contact aspertu1@swarthmore.edu with any questions.

Co-sponsored by Sociology & Anthropology, The Lang Center for Civic & Social Responsibility, The Intercultural Center, Swarthmore Libraries,
Peace & Conflict Studies, Environmental Studies, Computer Science, Film & Media Studies, Political Science, The Daily Gazette, War News Radio, Swarthmore Anti-Capitalist Collective, Swarthmore Democrats, Swarthmore College Computer Society, and Forum for Free Speech