Take Note: A 'Laughtivist' Who Helped Overthrow Milosevic On Nonviolent Activism

Mar 29, 2019

Srdja Popovic, who founded the student movement that helped oust Serbian dictator Slobodan Milosevic, continues that work today with Canvas, a nonprofit focused on teaching the use of nonviolence to promote human rights and democracy.

Srdja Popovic is an activist and author of the book “Blueprint for Revolution: how to use rice pudding, Lego men, and other non-violent techniques to galvanise communities, overthrow dictators, or simply change the world.” Popovic was a founder of the student movement “Otpor!” or “Resistance!” The movement helped oust the Serbian dictator Slobodan Milosevic, who was later charged with war crimes. Popovic served in the Serbian parliament and in 2003 founded Canvas, a nonprofit focused on teaching the use of nonviolence to promote human rights and democracy.

Popovic spoke with WPSU while visting the Center for Global Studies at Penn State.