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An Afternoon with Jonathan Smucker and Michael Long

Part of an afternoon of programs on LIVES OF #RESISTANCE (Printable Flyer Here)

Author Jonathan Smucker discusses and signs copies of his new book, Hegemony How-To with author and Elizabethtown College Professor, Michael Long.

“Smucker brings hard-won wisdom, theoretical heft, and a welcoming style to this book, helping us think through the most important question of our time: how do we build enough collective power to not only demand a better world, but actually create one?”
—Naomi Klein, author of This Changes Everything and The Shock Doctrine

Hegemony How-To is a practical guide to political struggle for a generation that is deeply ambivalent about questions of power, leadership, and strategy. Hopeful about the potential of today’s burgeoning movements, long-time grassroots organizer Jonathan Smucker nonetheless pulls no punches when confronting their internal dysfunction. Drawing from personal experience, he provides deep theoretical insight into the all-too-familiar radical tendency toward self-defeating insularity and paralyzing purism. At the same time, he offers tools to bridge the divide between anti-authoritarian values and hegemonic strategies, tools that might just help today’s movements to navigate their obstacles—and change the world.

Jonathan Matthew Smucker is Director of Beyond the Choir. He has worked for two decades in grassroots social movements as an organizer, campaigner, trainer, and strategist. His writing has appeared in The Nation, The Huffington Post, In These Times, New Internationalist, Yes Magazine, The Sociological Quarterly, and elsewhere.

Earlier Event: April 21
Comedy Night at the Scholar
Later Event: April 23
LGBT Book Club