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Alternative money system: Roundtable supper talk with Drinks in Common
Date Thursday April 07
Time 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Notable House
189 Ellsworth St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorDavid Giesen
The Henry George Historical Society & The Commons SF host "Alternative Money in Transition Town times," with Mira Luna.

The economy is in a great state of crisis and transition. Its systemic flaws and massive failures in meeting people's needs and caring for the Earth have been shockingly revealed in the last few years, shattering our beliefs in our economic system.

Our energy tends to flow towards all the things we don't want to happen and away from things that would make us happy and that we value. If economic reform is impossible at higher levels or insufficient, then how can we regain control over our economy, our life's energy, and create a local economy that moves us towards our common goals and highest values?

At the core of this new economy is local democratic control, cooperation, and community (and ecological) relationships. Alternative economic projects, like local currencies, can be a fulcrum point to transition the Bay Area economy by providing a means to value and reward positive economic activity that might not happen with US dollars and to rebuild the relationship-based village economy.

How can alternative economic projects start working together to create a formidable challenge to the dominant system? Bring an open mind and your own ideas and questions to revision our economy together.

Door opens at 6:30 pm. Supper at 7. Talk at 7:40. Q&A and discussion 8-9 pm. FREE.
Added to the calendar on Sunday Apr 3rd, 2011 10:08 PM
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