In addition to Entrepreneurial Liberation, this February The School for the Future launches its first activism course: Effective Activism. Effective Activism is facilitated by Roger Hallam, a veteran Wales- and London-based activist, Ph.D. student at King's College London studying the strategies of historical social change movements, and long-time social entrepreneur and organic farmer.
Over the past two years he and campaign co-organizers led the first successful rent strike in London in 30 years, compelled King's College to commit to fossil fuels divestment by 2020 after a campaign that lasted only 8 weeks, successfully contributed to moving the London School of Economics to bring their janitorial staff back in house after having outsourced them to a 3rd party company that treated the staff poorly, and are now running a London wide anti-air pollution campaign.
The tactics used to win these campaigns come significantly from Roger’s historical research and will be taught in Effective Activism. In this conversation Roger and I discuss the underlying ethos of effective activism, his relevant research and strategy, and the content of the course.
For the full course syllabus and to apply, visit the course description. Effective Activism begins February 1, 2018.