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The Next System Teach-In – Apr 25

Explore solutions @ The Next System Teach-in on April 25, 2016.

Location:  Walker Ames Room, Kane Hall, UW Seattle

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Panel & Discussion 1 @ 1pm
How can the economy be equitable and environmentally sustainable?
Lance Bennett, Director Center for Communication and Civic Engagement
Jill Mangaliman, Executive Director of Got Green
Nathaniel Mathews Trigg, Student Leader of Radical Public Health

Panel & Discussion 2 @ 2pm
What local solutions can become models in a global system?
Karen Litfin, Author of “Ecovillages: Lessons for Sustainable Community”
Melissa Young, Producer of the Films “Shift Change” and “WEconomics”
Christine Ingebritsen, Author of “Europeanization & Cultural Identity: Two Worlds of Eco-Capitalism ”

Panel & Discussion 3 @ 3pm
What would real democracy look like?
Nick Licata, Former Seattle City Councilmember & Author of “Becoming a Citizen Activist”
Michael McCann, Director of the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies
Sarra Tekola, Climate Justice Activist from Women of Color Speak Out

Panel & Discussion 4 @ 4pm
Can capitalism be fixed?
Edgar Franks, Farmworker Advocate & Coordinator at Community-to-Community
Gillian Locascio, State Coordinator of Washington Fair Trade Coalition
John de Graaf, Author of “Affluenza” & “What’s the Economy for, Anyway?”

Networking Hour @ 5:30pm-6:30pm
Beverages and light appetizers

Evening Panel @ 6:30pm-8pm
Rethinking Prosperity: How can we move beyond “Economy vs. Environment” and “Democracy for the Few”?
Jeff Johnson, President, Washington State Labor Council
Kshama Sawant, Seattle City Councilmember
Stephen Bezruchka, Thought Leader in Public Health and Inequality

WHAT’S THE TEACH-IN ALL ABOUT?  READ THE NEXT SYSTEMS SYSTEMS CHANGE GUIDE AND BE READY TO JOIN IN THE DISCUSSION!

www.rethinkingprosperity.org