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Strategy and Soul Bookclub


Summer Discussion and Strategy Workshop

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Strategy and Soul is the riveting David versus Goliath story of the campaign against Philadelphia casino development.

Written by Daniel Hunter, experienced US activist educator, the book reads like a novel but teaches like a strategy manual.

To get the most out of this excellent resource Plan to Win has a summer project to help you dig deeper and apply the lessons to current and future campaigns.

 

Step 1.

Read (or re-read) Strategy and Soul – excellent summer holiday reading! Copies available from Plan to Win for $25.

Step 2.

Join the online discussion from 19 January to share reflections and cook up questions for Daniel.

Step 3.

Attend the workshop on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 February. The workshop will include:

  • strategy activities referenced in the book
  • discussions from the Reader’s Guide
  • exploration of theory and campaign examples that informed the Casino Free Philly campaign
  • a special Skype presentation from Daniel Hunter, and
  • planning for your own innovative campaign!

Interested?

Fill in this survey to order a copy of the book, join the online discussion, and express interest in the workshop. We’ll be in touch with further details.

Please note that the discussion and workshop are only open to people who have read the book. You don’t need to have bought the book from Plan to Win (although you’ll save money and time on postage if you do). Digital copies available here.

The workshop is limited to 15 participants but the online discussion is open to many more. Interstate participation is welcome.

About Strategy and Soul and Daniel Hunter

Strategy and Soul is the riveting David versus Goliath story of the campaign against Philadelphia casino development.

Strategy comes to life in the heat of this massive fight. The story of the campaign is now providing lessons for other movements around the world, showing what it takes to overpower billionaires and corrupt officials for a cause you believe in.

Written by an experienced and unusually self-reflective direct action organizer, this book might be the most enjoyable way you’ve ever empowered yourself to change the world. Daniel Hunter is a trainer with Training for Change where he trains activists in experiential methodology and campaign strategy. He’s sought all over the world for his expertise at direct action training, from training Canadian postal workers union, to Quaker-based groups fighting mountaintop removal, to international climate activists at Global Power Shift. He has been published in We Have Not Been Moved: Resisting Racism and Militarism in 21st Century America and in Beautiful Trouble: A toolbox for revolution.

I read Strategy & Soul in 2013 and have been recommending it to everyone with an interest in campaigning and organising. The first person narrative gives the book immense power. You become immersed in the fight against casinos, while also having a birds-eye view of the campaign, and access to the insights of the author, Daniel Hunter, who never misses a teachable moment. – Anita Tang, Cancer Council NSW

A treasure trove of creative actions with a thrilling plot for activists of all stripes! – Andy Bichlbaum, the Yes Men

We’re extremely grateful to Daniel Hunter for writing this important book, and for joining being a part of our discussion and strategy workshop.

Read reviews, an excerpt from the book, and reflections from Australian activist Anita Tang.

Fill in this survey to order a copy of the book, join the online discussion, and express interest in the workshop.

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