After decades of organizing against all odds, finally here in California we have a chance for breakthrough reforms. How can we inspire enough leaders? How can we speak beyond our choir of passionate activists? How can we truly contend for power?

Come hear from organizer and sociologist Jonathan Smucker on the lessons he has learned from organizing Occupy Wall Street to his hometown of Lancaster, PA. 

Jonathan is the Director and Co-founder of Beyond the Choir, a doctoral student of sociology at UC Berkeley, and author of Hegemony How-To: A Roadmap for Radicals. For more than two decades he was an organizer and strategist in grassroots social movements. He has researched collective action, collective identity, and politicization processes, focusing especially on social movements in the United States over the past century.

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Watch Smucker give a teaser for the talk below: