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Kevin Danaher speaks on “How the Green Economy Can Save Humanity from Itself”

Thursday, January 12, 2012
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Ron Zucker
P.O. Box 425 San Mateo, CA 94401
Location Details:
Beck Hall, Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo
300 E. Santa Inez Avenue (at Ellsworth), San Mateo

On Thursday, January 12, Peace Action of San Mateo County will begin the new year with a talk by Dr. Kevin Danaher, co-founder of Global Exchange, the celebrated San Francisco-based environmental and human rights organization. Kevin will talk about “How the Green Economy Can Save Humanity from Itself.”
Distinguished by his analytical expertise, sense of humor and blunt eloquence, Kevin is hailed in the activist community as an exceptional and dynamic speaker. The New York Times described him as the “Paul Revere of globalization’s woes.” He has been at the forefront of promoting what he calls “grassroots globalization” to empower local economies to function in a sustainable manner – and has also led opposition to governments’ “free trade” agenda.
While no longer on the staff of Global Exchange (though still a member of its Board), his new position with the San Francisco Department of the Environment has already provided him with insights about green technology as a basis for our economy and as a counterpoint to the business-as-usual thinking of the corporate world and the military. On January 12 he will share new thoughts about converting work by corporations and the military to a greener process.
Regarding the military and the environment, Kevin cites “lots of connections: the biggest polluter in the U.S. is the military, but the U.S. military has lots of green programs happening – very contradictory. Imagine if we could convert the 865 U.S. military bases abroad into eco-universities and eco-industrial parks! That would do way more for our security than drones and bombs and missiles could ever do.”
Dr. Kevin Danaher has a PhD in Sociology from UC Santa Cruz. In addition to helping launch Global Exchange in 1988, Kevin also is a founder and Executive Producer of the Green Festivals, two-day events around the country that bring together green economy companies, social justice and environmental organizations, speakers, live music and tens of thousands of attendees aiming for a transition to a green economy. Kevin is the author of 6 books, the two most recent of which are Building the Green Economy: Success Stories from the Grassroots (with Shannon Biggs and Jason Dove Mark), and Insurrection: The Citizen Challenge to Corporate Power.
We will be asking for a donation of $5-10 per person, sliding scale, as a fundraiser for PASMC…however, no one will be turned away for lack of funds. The Unitarian Universalists is wheelchair accessible; enter the hall on the Ellsworth side.
Mark your calendar for January 12, an evening of new ideas for a better future!
Added to the calendar on Fri, Dec 30, 2011 4:45PM
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