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"The Beginning of Protest" a public lecture featuring Micah White

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 7:00pm

Micah White is one of today's most innovative social activists. He will deliver a public lecture at Antioch College titled, “The Beginning of Protest.” Recognizing that the paradigms of contemporary protest are undergoing a period of crisis, White believes that the greatest achievement of Occupy Wall Street is what it teaches us about the nature of social change and the future of peaceful global revolution. We learned, for example, that the dominant theory of revolutionary change is too heavily influenced by materialist analysis. Social change materialism cannot fully account for postmodern spiritual insurrections like May 1968 and ultramodern uprisings like Occupy Wall Street. Nor can it explain pre-modern paradigm shifts like the epiphany of St. Paul and the conversion of Constantine that ushered in the Christianization of Western Civilization.

White is the former editor of Adbusters, the American creator of the Occupy Wall Street meme and the inventor of the innovative debt-activism tactic known as Rolling Jubilee. White has been profiled by The New YorkerGrist and The San Francisco Chronicle. White is now the founder of Boutique Activist Consultancy.

Location: 
McGregor 113