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Film: "Who's Counting?"
Date Friday August 12
Time 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location Details
Unitarian Universalist Church - Main Hall
505 E. Charleston Rd., Palo Alto
Wheelchair accessible
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorWorld Centric - Aseem Das
WHO'S COUNTING?
Marilyn Waring on Sex, Lies, and Global Economics

Doors open at 7:30 ~ Suggested donation $5 to $10 (no one turned away for lack of $$)

In "Who's Counting?", Marilyn Waring demystifies global economics from a feminist perspective, offering new avenues of approach for political action. She draws attention to the fact that GDP has no negative side to its accounts — such as damage to the environment — and completely ignores the unpaid work of women. "Why is the market economy all that counts?" Waring asks.

As a member of New Zealand's parliament, Waring brought down the government on the issue of making New Zealand a nuclear-free zone. When she was chairperson of the Public Expenditures Committee, she perfected what she calls the "art of the dumb question." Ever since, she has challenged with persistence and wit the myths of economics, its elitist stance, and our tacit compliance with political agendas that masquerade as objective economic policy. (94 minutes; 1996.)

Please join us after the film for discussion, socializing, and organic snacks and drinks.

"Meeting Marilyn Waring on film will forever change your perception of justice, economics, and the worth of your own works. Watch this film." - Gloria Steinem

Cosponsored by:
Peninsula Peace and Justice Center // 650-326-8837 // http://www.peaceandjustice.org
World Centric // 650-283-3797 // http://www.worldcentric.org
Peace Umbrella of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto // http://www.uucpa.org
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Jun 1st, 2005 3:34 PM

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