Organizer: New Economics Institute
Date: 11.05.11, 10:00AM – 11.05.11, 05:00PM ET
Location:Community Church of New York, 40 East 35th Street at Park Ave, New York NY
Sponsor:New Economics Institute
On Saturday, November 5th, the New Economics Institute will be presenting the Thirty-First Annual E.F. Schumacher Lectures in New York City, in honor of the 100th Anniversery of Small is Beautiful author E. F. Schumacher.
The Thirty-First Annual Lectures, to be held at the Community Church of New York, will feature leading voices for a new economics: Juliet Schor’s research over the last ten years has focused on issues pertaining to trends in work and leisure, consumerism, the relationship between work and family, women's issues and economic justice. Schor is a board member and co-founder of the Center for a New American Dream, an organization devoted to transforming North American lifestyles to make them more ecologically and socially sustainable.
Gar Alperovitz, Lionel R. Bauman Professor of Political Economy at the University of Maryland, and current NEI Board Member, is a Founding Principal of The Democracy Collaborative. He is a former Fellow of the Institute of Politics at Harvard and King's College of Cambridge University, and a former legislative director to the US House of Respresentatives.
We will also be joined by a Panel: "Voices of Today's Youth: Occupy Wall Street and Youth for a New Economy." In this forum we will hear directly from participants of the New York City Wall Street protest, as well as other youth activists who, in growing numbers, are rejecting our "broken economy system" and seeking to shape equitable, sustainable alternatives.
Regular ticket price is $50, Student tickets are $15 with advanced registration. Lunch is also available for an additional $17; otherwise attendees are asked to bring their own. Student discounts are not available at the door. Interested student groups should contact Nick Kacher at the New Economics Institute by phone at 413-528-1737 or by email at email@example.com. Payment can be made by online at http://neweconomicsinstitute.org/event-registration or in the mail by sending a check to the New Economics Institute, 140 Jug End Rd, Great Barrington, MA, 01230.