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Free, Fair, and Alive: The Insurgent Power of the Commons
October 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Globalism and capitalism as we know it are failing us — and the evidence is all around us in the destruction of our environment, and the privatization of our shared wealth. What can we do to shift the story line, and re-write our future? What alternatives do we have at hand?
Around the world, alternative economic models, or “commons,” are (re)emerging as a paradigm and set of practices that start with bottom-up civic participation. The commons emphasizes collective stewardship of shared wealth and the interconnectedness that makes life on Earth possible — far into the future.
David Bollier is an American activist, scholar, and blogger who is focused on the commons as a new paradigm for re-imagining economics, politics, and culture. He pursues this work as Director of the Reinventing the Commons Program at the Schumacher Center for a New Economics and as cofounder of the Commons Strategies Group,an international advocacy project.Drawing on his new book, Free, Fair and Alive, David will describe how the commons invite us to enter into new sorts of relationships than those recognized by standard economics and offer us a compelling glimpse into what the future could look like.
Copies of Free, Fair and Alive will be available for signing and purchase.
Bar opens at 6:30pm
$20 members/$30 non-members
Speaker: David Bollier