ARCHIVE – Micah White – $25

Friday, April 15, 2016

[gdlr_button href="https://www.artscommons.ca/WhatsOn/ShowDetails.aspx?show_id=6FD1FC7F-49A4-464E-A635-1B52302F6011" target="_self" size="medium" background="#F26531" color="#ffffff"]Buy Tickets[/gdlr_button] 160223EW-Micah-White-BOOK-JACKET-600w-e1455816487224From the co-creator of the Occupy Movement comes a refreshing manifesto that exposes the limits of protest and reveals a practical way forward for social activism. Join host Blake Brooker (One Yellow Rabbit) for a conversation with Micah White, the provocative author of The End of Protest. A book signing follows the event. Activism is broken. In recent years we have witnessed the largest protests in human history. And yet these mass mobilizations no longer change society. Now protest is at a crossroads: innovation or irrelevance. Drawing on his unique experience as a founder of Occupy Wall Street, in his first book, The End of Protest, Micah White explores the theory, tactics and principles of social change. Sweeping from contemporary uprisings to pre-modern paradigm shifts such as the conversion of Constantine that ushered in the Christianization of Western Civilization, The End of Protest is a far-reaching inquiry into the miraculous power of collective epiphanies. Despite the challenges facing humanity, White finds reason for optimism: the end of protest is the start of a new era of change. Occupy Wall Street was a constructive failure that exposed the limits of activism at the same time as it revealed a practical way forward. On the horizon are increasingly sophisticated global movements that will emerge in a bid to win power, govern cities and reorient the way we live. The End of Protest is an exhilarating vision of an all-encompassing revolution. Micah White is one of the most brilliant and exciting new voices around. As timely as today’s headlines, The End of Protest is going to generate an enormous amount of debate and discussion across the political spectrum. Owl’s Nest Books and Gifts will have copies of The End of Protest available for sale online, in advance of the event, and in the venue lobby after Micah White’s appearance. [gdlr_button href="https://www.artscommons.ca/WhatsOn/ShowDetails.aspx?show_id=6FD1FC7F-49A4-464E-A635-1B52302F6011" target="_self" size="medium" background="#F26531" color="#ffffff"]Buy Tickets[/gdlr_button] To order by phone, please call the Arts Commons Box Office at 403 294 9494. [gdlr_divider type="solid" size="100%" ] Owls-Nest-logo-Yann-MartelPenguin Random House Canada LogoWF-logo

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