Event: Voices of Hope in a Time of Crisis, Nov 8, Cooper Union, NYC


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including the launch of the International Alliance for Localization (IAL)


10am to 6pm, November 8, 2014
The Great Hall of the Cooper Union, New York City


Climate chaos, world conflict, species extinction, income inequality, financial insecurity…

All our most pressing crises are connected. And they have their roots in an economy dominated by global corporations.

In our film, The Economics of Happiness, we documented how the global economy is destroying ecosystems, cultures and any prospect of financial security. The economy also deeply affects our personal wellbeing, with rates of depression, alienation, suicide and violence on the rise. We need structural change.

Rebuilding local economies is a solution-multiplier, reducing our ecological footprint while simultaneously increasing our social and economic well-being. Want to help build the movement? Join us for a day of cutting-edge discussion, debate and cultural exchange with inspirational speakers from around the world. Be part of the launch of the International Alliance for Localization, a new forum for global collaboration to support place-based solutions on a planetary scale.

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The Coming Local Capital Revolution and the End of Wall Street: Michael Shuman
Localization and Business: Awakening the Heart of the Entrepreneur: Judy Wicks
Driving American Politics Underground: Chris Hedges
Keeping Local Culture Alive in the South: Adebayo Akomolafe
Reimagining Education for Life-based Economies: Manish Jain
Keeping your Cool in a World on Fire: Catherine Ingram
Local Food, Local Economies: Scott Chaskey
Connecting with People, Connecting with the Earth: Charles Eisenstein
Commonomics: Building Strong Local Economies (A project of YES Magazine and GRITtv): Laura Flanders
Trade Treaties and Food Sovereignty: Camila Moreno
The Economics of Happiness: Helena Norberg-Hodge
Climate Justice and Place-based Resilience: Elizabeth Yeampierre
With an introductory talk by Peter Buffet

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