Tim Gee, activist and author of Counterpower, to Tour US July 2012
Posted Friday April 20th 2012 by Jen Angel
We have definitely had our share of travel difficulties working with authors from outside of the US, but we are excited that Tim Gee, author of Counterpower: Making Change Happen, finally has a US Visa! He'll be touring the US this summer talking about his book and social activism.
In Counterpower Tim seeks to get to the root of how change happens by taking a look at the strategies and tactics that have contributed to the success (or otherwise) of some of the most prominent movements for change of the past 300 years. Counterpower was recently shortlisted for the Bread and Roses Prize for Radical Publishing, and has been called "a new recipe for revolution," "essential reading," and "a wonderful, inspiring book."
He'll be visiting Boston, Philadelphia, Washington DC, New York City, San Francisco - and there may be the possiilbity of additional dates to come....
Confirmed dates are:
- July 5: Blue Stockings, New York, NY
- July 9: Wooden shoe, Philadelphia, PA
- July 10: Red Emma's, Baltimore, MD
- July 14: Big Idea Bookstore, Pittsburgh, PA
- July 17: Rainbow Bookstore, Madison, WI
Watch a video of Tim in action here.
If you'd like to book an event with him, please email Jen.
More about Counterpower
Counterpower is the single idea which explains why social movements succeed or fail. It has helped win campaigns, secure human rights, stop wars and even bring down governments.
Change can and does happen. But why is it that some campaigns succeed while others fail? Is it luck, or is there a common strategy unifying those that have achieved their aim, and what can we learn from the past? In Counterpower, activist Tim Gee seeks to get to the root of how change happens by taking an in-depth look at the strategies and tactics that have contributed to the success (or otherwise) of some of the most prominent movements for change from India’s Independence Movement to the Arab Spring. He concludes that any campaign is winnable in theory, but only if we are aware of our power.
More about Tim Gee
Tim Gee delivers training sessions for political activists. He studied Politics at Edinburgh University, where he was also active in the student movement. Tim has also contributed to several campaigning guides and manuals.