ADPSR is supporting a Global Teach In on April 25, 2012 taking place in several locations in the United States, Europe and potentially elsewhere. The purpose of the teach-in is to address emerging democracy networks, alternatives to the financial system, and strategies to overcome the triple crises defined by economic decline, ecological devastation, and reliance on unsustainable energy systems.
The teach-in will describe these crises as well as concrete and comprehensive solutions. Other themes include discussions of cooperatives, alternative banks, and the need to demilitarize the economy and place constraints on weapons exports. Featured speakers will include Gar Alperovitz, Ellen Brown, and Jamie Galbraith, among others. U.S. teach-in locations presently include Boston, New York, Washington (DC), Ann Arbor, Madison, San Francisco, and Los Angeles with planning groups in Atlanta, Portland (OR), Seattle, Virginia, San Antonio and elsewhere.
Participants are invited to join in teach-in discussions, help organize teach-ins in strategic locations, and spread the word. The Global Teach-In has been endorsed by Thea Harvey (Economists for Peace & Security), Planners Network, and Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility, as well as numerous other individuals and organizations. Organizers are cooperating closely with WINS, the Worker Independent News labor radio network.
Key convenor of this Global Teach In is Dr. Jonathan M. Feldman, Department of Economic History, Stockholm University, Stockholm Sweden, and SMART Fellow, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. Dr. Feldman previously convened the National Green New Deal Conference at Stockholm University in 2009.
For more information, go to <www.globalteachin.com> or email <firstname.lastname@example.org>. The Global Teach In aims to broaden the public space for progressive and radical professionals through face-to-face discussions, study & action circles, and electronic broadcasts.