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Nonviolent Action Public Lecture

Monday, September 25, 2017
4:00-5:30 p.m.
Rackham Amphitheatre

Strategic nonviolent action is needed today more than ever. Drawing on insights from scholars and practitioners, as well as domestic and international case studies of nonviolent movements, Mr. Merriman will focus on key attributes that enable these movements to powerfully confront oppression and win rights, freedom, and justice.

Speaker: Hardy Merriman, President of the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC)

Hardy Merriman has worked in the field of civil resistance for nearly 15 years, presenting at workshops for activists and organizers around the world; speaking widely about civil resistance movements with academics, journalists, and members of international organizations; and developing resources for practitioners and scholars.  His writings have been translated into numerous languages. In 2016 he was also appointed an adjunct lecturer at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Tufts University).

Sponsored by Michigan Community Scholars Program (MCSP) Co-sponsored by: U-M Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; College of Literature, Science and the Arts; School of Social Work–Community Action and Social Change Minor; Department of Afroamerican and African Studies; Residential College; Sociology Department; University Housing–Office of Diversity and Inclusion; Community-Engaged Academic Learning; Comprehensive Studies Program; Ginsberg Center; Global Scholars Program; Health Science Scholars Program; Lloyd Hall Scholars Program; LSA Honors Program; Michigan Research Community; Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs; Program on Intergroup Relations; Spectrum Center; Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program; Women in Science and Engineering-RP