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Richard Wolff: Democracy at Work

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Date:
Saturday, February 27, 2016
Time:
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Event Type:
Speaker
Organizer/Author:
Human Agenda
Email:
Phone:
408-460-2999
Address:
1376 N 4th St, Suite 100, San Jose, CA 95112
Location Details:
Laborers International Union Local 270
509 Emory Street (at Coleman Avenue)
San Jose, CA 95110

Human Agenda invites you to a community dialogue with Dr. Richard Wolff

Democracy at Work: Why We Need a Solidarity Economy

In this compelling new manifesto Dr. Wolff argues for a democratic alternative based on workers directing their own workplaces. Whether it is secure, well-paid, and meaningful jobs or a sustainable relationship with the natural environment that we depend on, our society is not delivering the results people need and deserve. One key cause for this intolerable state of affairs is the lack of genuine democracy in our economy as well as in our politics. The solution requires the institution of genuine economic democracy, starting with workers directing their own workplaces, as the basis for a genuine political democracy. Here Richard D. Wolff lays out a hopeful and concrete vision of how to make that possible.

Richard D. Wolff is professor of economics emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is currently a visiting professor at the New School for Social Research in New York. Wolff is the author of many books, including Capitalism Hits the Fan: The Global Economic Meltdown and What to Do About It. He hosts the weekly hour-long radio program “Economic Update” on KPFA (Pacifica Radio), writes regularly for The Guardian and Truthout.org, and appears frequently on television and radio to discuss his work, with recent guest spots including "Real Time with Bill Maher," "Moyers & Company," "Charlie Rose," "Up with Chris Hayes," and "Democracy Now!." He is also a frequent lecturer at colleges and universities across the country.

$10-$20 donation requested
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Endorsers: San Jose Peace and Justice Center, Labor Studies Program at San Jose City College, NAACP of Santa Clara County, Santa Clara Valley Cooperatives Collaborative, Human Rights Program at San Jose State University, Laborers Union Local 270
Added to the calendar on Mon, Feb 22, 2016 4:45PM
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