Solidarity Economy Meeting and Teach-In Series Announcement

From: Christian
Sent on: Monday, April 2, 2012 5:09 PM

Rethinking Capitalism:

From Trickledown to Healthy Networks

Occupy Chapel Hill Presents a Teach-in Series with Dr. Sally Goerner

April 11th,   April 18th    April 25th

At the United Church of Chapel Hill,

1321 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Description: to Occupy, America has turned a corner. Six months ago one couldn’t discuss current capitalism’s pros and cons without being called a communist, but now everyone knows about the “99%.” The challenge now is to explain realistically what would work better, socially and economically. These talks use new understandings of how nature builds durably healthy networks to explain how to make democratic free-enterprise networks (DFENs) healthy as well. The result is a precise, commonsense, "purple state" vision of how to avoid collapse and achieve the kind of lasting prosperity for all that lies at the heart of the American Dream, but which now seems so out of our grasp.

Apr. 11th, 7 pm:  How to Revitalize the American Economy:

The hard science & commonsense of why trickledown failed & what makes DFENs healthy

It is becoming clear that America is now an oligarchy, a society and economy run by and for the wealthiest few, with no regard for the harm done to the many. But without a sound alternative, the mainstream public sees nowhere to turn. This talk uses nature’s rules for creating lasting vitality to show what makes democratic free-enterprise networks healthy as well. Mayor Randy Voller of Pittsboro will lead a group discussion on practical ways to rebuild local social and economic vitality.

Apr. 18th, 7 pm: How to Play the Great Game Well:

Saving civilization by harnessing our collaborative learning nature

Societal collapse is much more common than most people realize, and we appear to be on the cusp. The only way to survive today's breakpoint is to learn as a whole society, yet our political landscape has become so polarized that it is often impossible to talk even with family and friends of a different persuasion. This talk explores how to help our society learn its way past today's crisis. Instead of losing all that we hold most dear, the key to effective learning is to focus on bringing our deepest values to a whole new level of function and beauty. Dr. Thomas Griggs will lead a group discussion on practical ways to revitalize group learning.

Apr. 25th, 7 pm:  Entering the Stage of Civilization

New understandings how real-world networks evolve through new stages of development clarify our own place in history.  Instead of seeing 2012 as the end of the world, this lens suggests we are actually facing the beginning of a new Integral stage of civilization. This talk explains what we can expect this next stage of civilization to look like, and why this is not utopian fantasy, but the natural next step in our development.

Light Snacks Offered, Donations Warmly Welcomed.

For more information, contact Dr. Sally Goerner at [address removed]

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