On May 2, 2017, the Spangler Libraries screened Jamila Raqib’s TED talk “The secret to effective non-violent resistance.”
Jamila Raqib is the executive director of the Albert Einstein Institute which strives to “advance the worldwide study and strategic use of nonviolent action in conflict.” Ms. Raqib is also the co-creator of the non-violent curriculum “Self-Liberation: A Guide to Strategic Planning for Action to End a Dictatorship or Other Oppression.”
In her talk, Ms. Raqib emphasized that street protests are but a single tool of non-violence. Research indicates that there are 198 distinct methods of non-violent action at the disposal of change agents. Ms. Raqib implored listeners to learn about modern success stories of non-violent struggle with the ultimate goal of making tradition violent conflict obsolete. Watch the full talk here.
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