Hosted by Nicola ntorbett [at] seminaryofthestreet.org
The devastating effects of our current economy are clear, but what would it mean to get serious about doing something different? This experiential, popular-education style class will involve
l courageously and compassionately examining our own economic practices and their impacts on ourselves and others
2 learning about and dreaming up alternatives to corporate capitalism and state-administered socialism
3 engaging together in experimentation toward alternative practices
This is not a distanced, purely academic study of economics but instead one that will ask what love has to do with it. The course will ask that we look honestly at ourselves, share with each other in a safe and compassionate environment, and explore our longings for alternative practices. We will strive to create a judgment-free zone, since we believe that economic practices change as a result of our own longings for community and justice, not as a result of moralistic browbeating.
Our sources of inspiration will include faith traditions, Gandhian economics, solidarity economics, liberation economics from the Black Panthers, and more.
We will attend to historical injustices that have resulted in inequalities in current economic situations along race, sex, and class lines and consider how these impact our practices.
At WORSHP House, 1724 Filbert Street, Oakland, CA
September 6-December 13