Upcoming speaking events

December 2016 – November 2017

Dec
1
Thu
Moral Economy Conference: Philadelphia, PA
Dec 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Dec
5
Mon
Next Steps Towards A Basic Income and Basic Assets: Live Stream from The Institute for the Future- Palo Alto, CA @ The Institute for the Future
Dec 5 @ 12:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Feb
6
Mon
Arlington, VA- Building a System-Changing Response to Trump and Trumpism: Actions at the Community Level @ Arlington Central Library, Auditorium, 1st Floor
Feb 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Apr
13
Thu
Donald Trump, The New Historical Era, and Emerging Trajectories of Longer Term Systemic Change @ The Lodge at Lakeside, Stockton Univestiy
Apr 13 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Gar Alperovitz, historian, political economist, activist, writer, and government official, will speak on Thursday, April 13 from 2:30-4 p.m. at the Lakeside Lodge at Stockton University. His lecture, “Donald Trump, The New Historical Era, and Emerging Trajectories of Longer Term Systemic Change,” will address where we find ourselves in history, why the time is right for a new-economy movement, what it means to build a new system and how we might begin.

Apr
28
Fri
Building the Green Economy Panel- Washington DC @ Friends Meeting of Washington, DC
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Gar Alperovitz will be speaking on Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America’s (DSA) Building the Green Economy panel discussion. The panelists will discuss the intersections of economic and environmental justice. Is a meaningful reduction in carbon emissions possible under capitalism? What are the political obstacles to a fair, ecologically-sustainable society? Confirmation of other panelists is forthcoming, but look forward to academics, activists, and folks in between! Join us to start a weekend of exciting events, including the People’s Climate March on April 29th and May Day on May 1st.

A donation of $5 is suggested at the door to cover costs and support DSA environmental justice campaigns. Doors open at 6:30. Join us after the event for an open house at the Institute for Policy Studies, 1301 Connecticut Ave NW, 6th floor.

For information on other events happening that weekend, visithttp://bit.ly/2nFy5IE.

Jun
1
Thu
DC Launch: Gar Alperovitz presents “Principles of a Pluralist Commonwealth” @ Bus Boys and Poets
Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join Gar Alperovitz and the Democracy Collaborative on June 1st at 7pm at Busboys and Poets 14th and V for the launch of Gar’s new book: Principles of a Pluralist Commonwealth.

In this time of deepening political, economic, and ecological crisis, it’s more important than ever to not only resist the current political threats, but also build a new system—the world we hope to live in. Gar Alperovitz, co-founder of the Democracy Collaborative, co-chair of the Next System Project, and former Lionel Bauman Professor of Political Economy at the University of Maryland, sees our dark times as the potential prehistory of a period of fundamental and transformative systemic change. In the new book, he outlines his vision of the “Pluralist Commonwealth,” a new political-economy that moves beyond both corporate capitalism and state socialism. The book is designed as a small, easy to use handbook with short entries on the key elements of a next system, and is packed with concrete and hopeful examples of what can be done locally to build a new truly democratic political economy from the ground up.

In response to the swell of organizing that has taken place in recent months, the book will be released online for free to make it available for use by the greatest number of activists, organizers, and practitioners working at the grassroots level. However, limited-edition print copies of the book will be available at the Busboys and Poets launch event and at other resistance gatherings throughout 2017.

Introducing Gar on June 1st will be Robert Borosage, the founder and president of the Institute for America’s Future and co-director of its sister organization, the Campaign for America’s Future.

Nov
29
Wed
Public Lecture: Beyond Capitalism: Building a Just and Sustainable Next System @ 306 Frist Campus Center
Nov 29 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
  • Upcoming events

    December 2016 – November 2017

    Dec
    1
    Thu
    Moral Economy Conference: Philadelphia, PA
    Dec 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

    December 2016 – November 2017

    Dec
    1
    Thu
    Moral Economy Conference: Philadelphia, PA
    Dec 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
    Dec
    5
    Mon
    Next Steps Towards A Basic Income and Basic Assets: Live Stream from The Institute for the Future- Palo Alto, CA @ The Institute for the Future
    Dec 5 @ 12:00 pm – 2:15 pm
    Feb
    6
    Mon
    Arlington, VA- Building a System-Changing Response to Trump and Trumpism: Actions at the Community Level @ Arlington Central Library, Auditorium, 1st Floor
    Feb 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Apr
    13
    Thu
    Donald Trump, The New Historical Era, and Emerging Trajectories of Longer Term Systemic Change @ The Lodge at Lakeside, Stockton Univestiy
    Apr 13 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

    Gar Alperovitz, historian, political economist, activist, writer, and government official, will speak on Thursday, April 13 from 2:30-4 p.m. at the Lakeside Lodge at Stockton University. His lecture, “Donald Trump, The New Historical Era, and Emerging Trajectories of Longer Term Systemic Change,” will address where we find ourselves in history, why the time is right for a new-economy movement, what it means to build a new system and how we might begin.

    Apr
    28
    Fri
    Building the Green Economy Panel- Washington DC @ Friends Meeting of Washington, DC
    Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Gar Alperovitz will be speaking on Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America’s (DSA) Building the Green Economy panel discussion. The panelists will discuss the intersections of economic and environmental justice. Is a meaningful reduction in carbon emissions possible under capitalism? What are the political obstacles to a fair, ecologically-sustainable society? Confirmation of other panelists is forthcoming, but look forward to academics, activists, and folks in between! Join us to start a weekend of exciting events, including the People’s Climate March on April 29th and May Day on May 1st.

    A donation of $5 is suggested at the door to cover costs and support DSA environmental justice campaigns. Doors open at 6:30. Join us after the event for an open house at the Institute for Policy Studies, 1301 Connecticut Ave NW, 6th floor.

    For information on other events happening that weekend, visithttp://bit.ly/2nFy5IE.

    Jun
    1
    Thu
    DC Launch: Gar Alperovitz presents “Principles of a Pluralist Commonwealth” @ Bus Boys and Poets
    Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Join Gar Alperovitz and the Democracy Collaborative on June 1st at 7pm at Busboys and Poets 14th and V for the launch of Gar’s new book: Principles of a Pluralist Commonwealth.

    In this time of deepening political, economic, and ecological crisis, it’s more important than ever to not only resist the current political threats, but also build a new system—the world we hope to live in. Gar Alperovitz, co-founder of the Democracy Collaborative, co-chair of the Next System Project, and former Lionel Bauman Professor of Political Economy at the University of Maryland, sees our dark times as the potential prehistory of a period of fundamental and transformative systemic change. In the new book, he outlines his vision of the “Pluralist Commonwealth,” a new political-economy that moves beyond both corporate capitalism and state socialism. The book is designed as a small, easy to use handbook with short entries on the key elements of a next system, and is packed with concrete and hopeful examples of what can be done locally to build a new truly democratic political economy from the ground up.

    In response to the swell of organizing that has taken place in recent months, the book will be released online for free to make it available for use by the greatest number of activists, organizers, and practitioners working at the grassroots level. However, limited-edition print copies of the book will be available at the Busboys and Poets launch event and at other resistance gatherings throughout 2017.

    Introducing Gar on June 1st will be Robert Borosage, the founder and president of the Institute for America’s Future and co-director of its sister organization, the Campaign for America’s Future.

    Nov
    29
    Wed
    Public Lecture: Beyond Capitalism: Building a Just and Sustainable Next System @ 306 Frist Campus Center
    Nov 29 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
    Dec
    5
    Mon
    Next Steps Towards A Basic Income and Basic Assets: Live Stream from The Institute for the Future- Palo Alto, CA @ The Institute for the Future
    Dec 5 @ 12:00 pm – 2:15 pm

    December 2016 – November 2017

    Dec
    1
    Thu
    Moral Economy Conference: Philadelphia, PA
    Dec 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
    Dec
    5
    Mon
    Next Steps Towards A Basic Income and Basic Assets: Live Stream from The Institute for the Future- Palo Alto, CA @ The Institute for the Future
    Dec 5 @ 12:00 pm – 2:15 pm
    Feb
    6
    Mon
    Arlington, VA- Building a System-Changing Response to Trump and Trumpism: Actions at the Community Level @ Arlington Central Library, Auditorium, 1st Floor
    Feb 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Apr
    13
    Thu
    Donald Trump, The New Historical Era, and Emerging Trajectories of Longer Term Systemic Change @ The Lodge at Lakeside, Stockton Univestiy
    Apr 13 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

    Gar Alperovitz, historian, political economist, activist, writer, and government official, will speak on Thursday, April 13 from 2:30-4 p.m. at the Lakeside Lodge at Stockton University. His lecture, “Donald Trump, The New Historical Era, and Emerging Trajectories of Longer Term Systemic Change,” will address where we find ourselves in history, why the time is right for a new-economy movement, what it means to build a new system and how we might begin.

    Apr
    28
    Fri
    Building the Green Economy Panel- Washington DC @ Friends Meeting of Washington, DC
    Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Gar Alperovitz will be speaking on Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America’s (DSA) Building the Green Economy panel discussion. The panelists will discuss the intersections of economic and environmental justice. Is a meaningful reduction in carbon emissions possible under capitalism? What are the political obstacles to a fair, ecologically-sustainable society? Confirmation of other panelists is forthcoming, but look forward to academics, activists, and folks in between! Join us to start a weekend of exciting events, including the People’s Climate March on April 29th and May Day on May 1st.

    A donation of $5 is suggested at the door to cover costs and support DSA environmental justice campaigns. Doors open at 6:30. Join us after the event for an open house at the Institute for Policy Studies, 1301 Connecticut Ave NW, 6th floor.

    For information on other events happening that weekend, visithttp://bit.ly/2nFy5IE.

    Jun
    1
    Thu
    DC Launch: Gar Alperovitz presents “Principles of a Pluralist Commonwealth” @ Bus Boys and Poets
    Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Join Gar Alperovitz and the Democracy Collaborative on June 1st at 7pm at Busboys and Poets 14th and V for the launch of Gar’s new book: Principles of a Pluralist Commonwealth.

    In this time of deepening political, economic, and ecological crisis, it’s more important than ever to not only resist the current political threats, but also build a new system—the world we hope to live in. Gar Alperovitz, co-founder of the Democracy Collaborative, co-chair of the Next System Project, and former Lionel Bauman Professor of Political Economy at the University of Maryland, sees our dark times as the potential prehistory of a period of fundamental and transformative systemic change. In the new book, he outlines his vision of the “Pluralist Commonwealth,” a new political-economy that moves beyond both corporate capitalism and state socialism. The book is designed as a small, easy to use handbook with short entries on the key elements of a next system, and is packed with concrete and hopeful examples of what can be done locally to build a new truly democratic political economy from the ground up.

    In response to the swell of organizing that has taken place in recent months, the book will be released online for free to make it available for use by the greatest number of activists, organizers, and practitioners working at the grassroots level. However, limited-edition print copies of the book will be available at the Busboys and Poets launch event and at other resistance gatherings throughout 2017.

    Introducing Gar on June 1st will be Robert Borosage, the founder and president of the Institute for America’s Future and co-director of its sister organization, the Campaign for America’s Future.

    Nov
    29
    Wed
    Public Lecture: Beyond Capitalism: Building a Just and Sustainable Next System @ 306 Frist Campus Center
    Nov 29 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
    Feb
    6
    Mon
    Arlington, VA- Building a System-Changing Response to Trump and Trumpism: Actions at the Community Level @ Arlington Central Library, Auditorium, 1st Floor
    Feb 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Click here to view the event poster.

    December 2016 – November 2017

    Dec
    1
    Thu
    Moral Economy Conference: Philadelphia, PA
    Dec 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
    Dec
    5
    Mon
    Next Steps Towards A Basic Income and Basic Assets: Live Stream from The Institute for the Future- Palo Alto, CA @ The Institute for the Future
    Dec 5 @ 12:00 pm – 2:15 pm
    Feb
    6
    Mon
    Arlington, VA- Building a System-Changing Response to Trump and Trumpism: Actions at the Community Level @ Arlington Central Library, Auditorium, 1st Floor
    Feb 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Apr
    13
    Thu
    Donald Trump, The New Historical Era, and Emerging Trajectories of Longer Term Systemic Change @ The Lodge at Lakeside, Stockton Univestiy
    Apr 13 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

    Gar Alperovitz, historian, political economist, activist, writer, and government official, will speak on Thursday, April 13 from 2:30-4 p.m. at the Lakeside Lodge at Stockton University. His lecture, “Donald Trump, The New Historical Era, and Emerging Trajectories of Longer Term Systemic Change,” will address where we find ourselves in history, why the time is right for a new-economy movement, what it means to build a new system and how we might begin.

    Apr
    28
    Fri
    Building the Green Economy Panel- Washington DC @ Friends Meeting of Washington, DC
    Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Gar Alperovitz will be speaking on Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America’s (DSA) Building the Green Economy panel discussion. The panelists will discuss the intersections of economic and environmental justice. Is a meaningful reduction in carbon emissions possible under capitalism? What are the political obstacles to a fair, ecologically-sustainable society? Confirmation of other panelists is forthcoming, but look forward to academics, activists, and folks in between! Join us to start a weekend of exciting events, including the People’s Climate March on April 29th and May Day on May 1st.

    A donation of $5 is suggested at the door to cover costs and support DSA environmental justice campaigns. Doors open at 6:30. Join us after the event for an open house at the Institute for Policy Studies, 1301 Connecticut Ave NW, 6th floor.

    For information on other events happening that weekend, visithttp://bit.ly/2nFy5IE.

    Jun
    1
    Thu
    DC Launch: Gar Alperovitz presents “Principles of a Pluralist Commonwealth” @ Bus Boys and Poets
    Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Join Gar Alperovitz and the Democracy Collaborative on June 1st at 7pm at Busboys and Poets 14th and V for the launch of Gar’s new book: Principles of a Pluralist Commonwealth.

    In this time of deepening political, economic, and ecological crisis, it’s more important than ever to not only resist the current political threats, but also build a new system—the world we hope to live in. Gar Alperovitz, co-founder of the Democracy Collaborative, co-chair of the Next System Project, and former Lionel Bauman Professor of Political Economy at the University of Maryland, sees our dark times as the potential prehistory of a period of fundamental and transformative systemic change. In the new book, he outlines his vision of the “Pluralist Commonwealth,” a new political-economy that moves beyond both corporate capitalism and state socialism. The book is designed as a small, easy to use handbook with short entries on the key elements of a next system, and is packed with concrete and hopeful examples of what can be done locally to build a new truly democratic political economy from the ground up.

    In response to the swell of organizing that has taken place in recent months, the book will be released online for free to make it available for use by the greatest number of activists, organizers, and practitioners working at the grassroots level. However, limited-edition print copies of the book will be available at the Busboys and Poets launch event and at other resistance gatherings throughout 2017.

    Introducing Gar on June 1st will be Robert Borosage, the founder and president of the Institute for America’s Future and co-director of its sister organization, the Campaign for America’s Future.

    Nov
    29
    Wed
    Public Lecture: Beyond Capitalism: Building a Just and Sustainable Next System @ 306 Frist Campus Center
    Nov 29 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
    Apr
    13
    Thu
    Donald Trump, The New Historical Era, and Emerging Trajectories of Longer Term Systemic Change @ The Lodge at Lakeside, Stockton Univestiy
    Apr 13 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

    Gar Alperovitz, historian, political economist, activist, writer, and government official, will speak on Thursday, April 13 from 2:30-4 p.m. at the Lakeside Lodge at Stockton University. His lecture, “Donald Trump, The New Historical Era, and Emerging Trajectories of Longer Term Systemic Change,” will address where we find ourselves in history, why the time is right for a new-economy movement, what it means to build a new system and how we might begin.

    December 2016 – November 2017

    Dec
    1
    Thu
    Moral Economy Conference: Philadelphia, PA
    Dec 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
    Dec
    5
    Mon
    Next Steps Towards A Basic Income and Basic Assets: Live Stream from The Institute for the Future- Palo Alto, CA @ The Institute for the Future
    Dec 5 @ 12:00 pm – 2:15 pm
    Feb
    6
    Mon
    Arlington, VA- Building a System-Changing Response to Trump and Trumpism: Actions at the Community Level @ Arlington Central Library, Auditorium, 1st Floor
    Feb 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Apr
    13
    Thu
    Donald Trump, The New Historical Era, and Emerging Trajectories of Longer Term Systemic Change @ The Lodge at Lakeside, Stockton Univestiy
    Apr 13 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

    Gar Alperovitz, historian, political economist, activist, writer, and government official, will speak on Thursday, April 13 from 2:30-4 p.m. at the Lakeside Lodge at Stockton University. His lecture, “Donald Trump, The New Historical Era, and Emerging Trajectories of Longer Term Systemic Change,” will address where we find ourselves in history, why the time is right for a new-economy movement, what it means to build a new system and how we might begin.

    Apr
    28
    Fri
    Building the Green Economy Panel- Washington DC @ Friends Meeting of Washington, DC
    Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Gar Alperovitz will be speaking on Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America’s (DSA) Building the Green Economy panel discussion. The panelists will discuss the intersections of economic and environmental justice. Is a meaningful reduction in carbon emissions possible under capitalism? What are the political obstacles to a fair, ecologically-sustainable society? Confirmation of other panelists is forthcoming, but look forward to academics, activists, and folks in between! Join us to start a weekend of exciting events, including the People’s Climate March on April 29th and May Day on May 1st.

    A donation of $5 is suggested at the door to cover costs and support DSA environmental justice campaigns. Doors open at 6:30. Join us after the event for an open house at the Institute for Policy Studies, 1301 Connecticut Ave NW, 6th floor.

    For information on other events happening that weekend, visithttp://bit.ly/2nFy5IE.

    Jun
    1
    Thu
    DC Launch: Gar Alperovitz presents “Principles of a Pluralist Commonwealth” @ Bus Boys and Poets
    Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Join Gar Alperovitz and the Democracy Collaborative on June 1st at 7pm at Busboys and Poets 14th and V for the launch of Gar’s new book: Principles of a Pluralist Commonwealth.

    In this time of deepening political, economic, and ecological crisis, it’s more important than ever to not only resist the current political threats, but also build a new system—the world we hope to live in. Gar Alperovitz, co-founder of the Democracy Collaborative, co-chair of the Next System Project, and former Lionel Bauman Professor of Political Economy at the University of Maryland, sees our dark times as the potential prehistory of a period of fundamental and transformative systemic change. In the new book, he outlines his vision of the “Pluralist Commonwealth,” a new political-economy that moves beyond both corporate capitalism and state socialism. The book is designed as a small, easy to use handbook with short entries on the key elements of a next system, and is packed with concrete and hopeful examples of what can be done locally to build a new truly democratic political economy from the ground up.

    In response to the swell of organizing that has taken place in recent months, the book will be released online for free to make it available for use by the greatest number of activists, organizers, and practitioners working at the grassroots level. However, limited-edition print copies of the book will be available at the Busboys and Poets launch event and at other resistance gatherings throughout 2017.

    Introducing Gar on June 1st will be Robert Borosage, the founder and president of the Institute for America’s Future and co-director of its sister organization, the Campaign for America’s Future.

    Nov
    29
    Wed
    Public Lecture: Beyond Capitalism: Building a Just and Sustainable Next System @ 306 Frist Campus Center
    Nov 29 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
    Apr
    28
    Fri
    Building the Green Economy Panel- Washington DC @ Friends Meeting of Washington, DC
    Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Gar Alperovitz will be speaking on Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America’s (DSA) Building the Green Economy panel discussion. The panelists will discuss the intersections of economic and environmental justice. Is a meaningful reduction in carbon emissions possible under capitalism? What are the political obstacles to a fair, ecologically-sustainable society? Confirmation of other panelists is forthcoming, but look forward to academics, activists, and folks in between! Join us to start a weekend of exciting events, including the People’s Climate March on April 29th and May Day on May 1st.

    A donation of $5 is suggested at the door to cover costs and support DSA environmental justice campaigns. Doors open at 6:30. Join us after the event for an open house at the Institute for Policy Studies, 1301 Connecticut Ave NW, 6th floor.

    For information on other events happening that weekend, visithttp://bit.ly/2nFy5IE.

    December 2016 – November 2017

    Dec
    1
    Thu
    Moral Economy Conference: Philadelphia, PA
    Dec 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
    Dec
    5
    Mon
    Next Steps Towards A Basic Income and Basic Assets: Live Stream from The Institute for the Future- Palo Alto, CA @ The Institute for the Future
    Dec 5 @ 12:00 pm – 2:15 pm
    Feb
    6
    Mon
    Arlington, VA- Building a System-Changing Response to Trump and Trumpism: Actions at the Community Level @ Arlington Central Library, Auditorium, 1st Floor
    Feb 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Apr
    13
    Thu
    Donald Trump, The New Historical Era, and Emerging Trajectories of Longer Term Systemic Change @ The Lodge at Lakeside, Stockton Univestiy
    Apr 13 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

    Gar Alperovitz, historian, political economist, activist, writer, and government official, will speak on Thursday, April 13 from 2:30-4 p.m. at the Lakeside Lodge at Stockton University. His lecture, “Donald Trump, The New Historical Era, and Emerging Trajectories of Longer Term Systemic Change,” will address where we find ourselves in history, why the time is right for a new-economy movement, what it means to build a new system and how we might begin.

    Apr
    28
    Fri
    Building the Green Economy Panel- Washington DC @ Friends Meeting of Washington, DC
    Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Gar Alperovitz will be speaking on Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America’s (DSA) Building the Green Economy panel discussion. The panelists will discuss the intersections of economic and environmental justice. Is a meaningful reduction in carbon emissions possible under capitalism? What are the political obstacles to a fair, ecologically-sustainable society? Confirmation of other panelists is forthcoming, but look forward to academics, activists, and folks in between! Join us to start a weekend of exciting events, including the People’s Climate March on April 29th and May Day on May 1st.

    A donation of $5 is suggested at the door to cover costs and support DSA environmental justice campaigns. Doors open at 6:30. Join us after the event for an open house at the Institute for Policy Studies, 1301 Connecticut Ave NW, 6th floor.

    For information on other events happening that weekend, visithttp://bit.ly/2nFy5IE.

    Jun
    1
    Thu
    DC Launch: Gar Alperovitz presents “Principles of a Pluralist Commonwealth” @ Bus Boys and Poets
    Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Join Gar Alperovitz and the Democracy Collaborative on June 1st at 7pm at Busboys and Poets 14th and V for the launch of Gar’s new book: Principles of a Pluralist Commonwealth.

    In this time of deepening political, economic, and ecological crisis, it’s more important than ever to not only resist the current political threats, but also build a new system—the world we hope to live in. Gar Alperovitz, co-founder of the Democracy Collaborative, co-chair of the Next System Project, and former Lionel Bauman Professor of Political Economy at the University of Maryland, sees our dark times as the potential prehistory of a period of fundamental and transformative systemic change. In the new book, he outlines his vision of the “Pluralist Commonwealth,” a new political-economy that moves beyond both corporate capitalism and state socialism. The book is designed as a small, easy to use handbook with short entries on the key elements of a next system, and is packed with concrete and hopeful examples of what can be done locally to build a new truly democratic political economy from the ground up.

    In response to the swell of organizing that has taken place in recent months, the book will be released online for free to make it available for use by the greatest number of activists, organizers, and practitioners working at the grassroots level. However, limited-edition print copies of the book will be available at the Busboys and Poets launch event and at other resistance gatherings throughout 2017.

    Introducing Gar on June 1st will be Robert Borosage, the founder and president of the Institute for America’s Future and co-director of its sister organization, the Campaign for America’s Future.

    Nov
    29
    Wed
    Public Lecture: Beyond Capitalism: Building a Just and Sustainable Next System @ 306 Frist Campus Center
    Nov 29 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
    Jun
    1
    Thu
    DC Launch: Gar Alperovitz presents “Principles of a Pluralist Commonwealth” @ Bus Boys and Poets
    Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Join Gar Alperovitz and the Democracy Collaborative on June 1st at 7pm at Busboys and Poets 14th and V for the launch of Gar’s new book: Principles of a Pluralist Commonwealth.

    In this time of deepening political, economic, and ecological crisis, it’s more important than ever to not only resist the current political threats, but also build a new system—the world we hope to live in. Gar Alperovitz, co-founder of the Democracy Collaborative, co-chair of the Next System Project, and former Lionel Bauman Professor of Political Economy at the University of Maryland, sees our dark times as the potential prehistory of a period of fundamental and transformative systemic change. In the new book, he outlines his vision of the “Pluralist Commonwealth,” a new political-economy that moves beyond both corporate capitalism and state socialism. The book is designed as a small, easy to use handbook with short entries on the key elements of a next system, and is packed with concrete and hopeful examples of what can be done locally to build a new truly democratic political economy from the ground up.

    In response to the swell of organizing that has taken place in recent months, the book will be released online for free to make it available for use by the greatest number of activists, organizers, and practitioners working at the grassroots level. However, limited-edition print copies of the book will be available at the Busboys and Poets launch event and at other resistance gatherings throughout 2017.

    Introducing Gar on June 1st will be Robert Borosage, the founder and president of the Institute for America’s Future and co-director of its sister organization, the Campaign for America’s Future.

    December 2016 – November 2017

    Dec
    1
    Thu
    Moral Economy Conference: Philadelphia, PA
    Dec 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
    Dec
    5
    Mon
    Next Steps Towards A Basic Income and Basic Assets: Live Stream from The Institute for the Future- Palo Alto, CA @ The Institute for the Future
    Dec 5 @ 12:00 pm – 2:15 pm
    Feb
    6
    Mon
    Arlington, VA- Building a System-Changing Response to Trump and Trumpism: Actions at the Community Level @ Arlington Central Library, Auditorium, 1st Floor
    Feb 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Apr
    13
    Thu
    Donald Trump, The New Historical Era, and Emerging Trajectories of Longer Term Systemic Change @ The Lodge at Lakeside, Stockton Univestiy
    Apr 13 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

    Gar Alperovitz, historian, political economist, activist, writer, and government official, will speak on Thursday, April 13 from 2:30-4 p.m. at the Lakeside Lodge at Stockton University. His lecture, “Donald Trump, The New Historical Era, and Emerging Trajectories of Longer Term Systemic Change,” will address where we find ourselves in history, why the time is right for a new-economy movement, what it means to build a new system and how we might begin.

    Apr
    28
    Fri
    Building the Green Economy Panel- Washington DC @ Friends Meeting of Washington, DC
    Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Gar Alperovitz will be speaking on Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America’s (DSA) Building the Green Economy panel discussion. The panelists will discuss the intersections of economic and environmental justice. Is a meaningful reduction in carbon emissions possible under capitalism? What are the political obstacles to a fair, ecologically-sustainable society? Confirmation of other panelists is forthcoming, but look forward to academics, activists, and folks in between! Join us to start a weekend of exciting events, including the People’s Climate March on April 29th and May Day on May 1st.

    A donation of $5 is suggested at the door to cover costs and support DSA environmental justice campaigns. Doors open at 6:30. Join us after the event for an open house at the Institute for Policy Studies, 1301 Connecticut Ave NW, 6th floor.

    For information on other events happening that weekend, visithttp://bit.ly/2nFy5IE.

    Jun
    1
    Thu
    DC Launch: Gar Alperovitz presents “Principles of a Pluralist Commonwealth” @ Bus Boys and Poets
    Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Join Gar Alperovitz and the Democracy Collaborative on June 1st at 7pm at Busboys and Poets 14th and V for the launch of Gar’s new book: Principles of a Pluralist Commonwealth.

    In this time of deepening political, economic, and ecological crisis, it’s more important than ever to not only resist the current political threats, but also build a new system—the world we hope to live in. Gar Alperovitz, co-founder of the Democracy Collaborative, co-chair of the Next System Project, and former Lionel Bauman Professor of Political Economy at the University of Maryland, sees our dark times as the potential prehistory of a period of fundamental and transformative systemic change. In the new book, he outlines his vision of the “Pluralist Commonwealth,” a new political-economy that moves beyond both corporate capitalism and state socialism. The book is designed as a small, easy to use handbook with short entries on the key elements of a next system, and is packed with concrete and hopeful examples of what can be done locally to build a new truly democratic political economy from the ground up.

    In response to the swell of organizing that has taken place in recent months, the book will be released online for free to make it available for use by the greatest number of activists, organizers, and practitioners working at the grassroots level. However, limited-edition print copies of the book will be available at the Busboys and Poets launch event and at other resistance gatherings throughout 2017.

    Introducing Gar on June 1st will be Robert Borosage, the founder and president of the Institute for America’s Future and co-director of its sister organization, the Campaign for America’s Future.

    Nov
    29
    Wed
    Public Lecture: Beyond Capitalism: Building a Just and Sustainable Next System @ 306 Frist Campus Center
    Nov 29 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
    Nov
    29
    Wed
    Public Lecture: Beyond Capitalism: Building a Just and Sustainable Next System @ 306 Frist Campus Center
    Nov 29 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

    December 2016 – November 2017

    Dec
    1
    Thu
    Moral Economy Conference: Philadelphia, PA
    Dec 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
    Dec
    5
    Mon
    Next Steps Towards A Basic Income and Basic Assets: Live Stream from The Institute for the Future- Palo Alto, CA @ The Institute for the Future
    Dec 5 @ 12:00 pm – 2:15 pm
    Feb
    6
    Mon
    Arlington, VA- Building a System-Changing Response to Trump and Trumpism: Actions at the Community Level @ Arlington Central Library, Auditorium, 1st Floor
    Feb 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Apr
    13
    Thu
    Donald Trump, The New Historical Era, and Emerging Trajectories of Longer Term Systemic Change @ The Lodge at Lakeside, Stockton Univestiy
    Apr 13 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

    Gar Alperovitz, historian, political economist, activist, writer, and government official, will speak on Thursday, April 13 from 2:30-4 p.m. at the Lakeside Lodge at Stockton University. His lecture, “Donald Trump, The New Historical Era, and Emerging Trajectories of Longer Term Systemic Change,” will address where we find ourselves in history, why the time is right for a new-economy movement, what it means to build a new system and how we might begin.

    Apr
    28
    Fri
    Building the Green Economy Panel- Washington DC @ Friends Meeting of Washington, DC
    Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Gar Alperovitz will be speaking on Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America’s (DSA) Building the Green Economy panel discussion. The panelists will discuss the intersections of economic and environmental justice. Is a meaningful reduction in carbon emissions possible under capitalism? What are the political obstacles to a fair, ecologically-sustainable society? Confirmation of other panelists is forthcoming, but look forward to academics, activists, and folks in between! Join us to start a weekend of exciting events, including the People’s Climate March on April 29th and May Day on May 1st.

    A donation of $5 is suggested at the door to cover costs and support DSA environmental justice campaigns. Doors open at 6:30. Join us after the event for an open house at the Institute for Policy Studies, 1301 Connecticut Ave NW, 6th floor.

    For information on other events happening that weekend, visithttp://bit.ly/2nFy5IE.

    Jun
    1
    Thu
    DC Launch: Gar Alperovitz presents “Principles of a Pluralist Commonwealth” @ Bus Boys and Poets
    Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Join Gar Alperovitz and the Democracy Collaborative on June 1st at 7pm at Busboys and Poets 14th and V for the launch of Gar’s new book: Principles of a Pluralist Commonwealth.

    In this time of deepening political, economic, and ecological crisis, it’s more important than ever to not only resist the current political threats, but also build a new system—the world we hope to live in. Gar Alperovitz, co-founder of the Democracy Collaborative, co-chair of the Next System Project, and former Lionel Bauman Professor of Political Economy at the University of Maryland, sees our dark times as the potential prehistory of a period of fundamental and transformative systemic change. In the new book, he outlines his vision of the “Pluralist Commonwealth,” a new political-economy that moves beyond both corporate capitalism and state socialism. The book is designed as a small, easy to use handbook with short entries on the key elements of a next system, and is packed with concrete and hopeful examples of what can be done locally to build a new truly democratic political economy from the ground up.

    In response to the swell of organizing that has taken place in recent months, the book will be released online for free to make it available for use by the greatest number of activists, organizers, and practitioners working at the grassroots level. However, limited-edition print copies of the book will be available at the Busboys and Poets launch event and at other resistance gatherings throughout 2017.

    Introducing Gar on June 1st will be Robert Borosage, the founder and president of the Institute for America’s Future and co-director of its sister organization, the Campaign for America’s Future.

    Nov
    29
    Wed
    Public Lecture: Beyond Capitalism: Building a Just and Sustainable Next System @ 306 Frist Campus Center
    Nov 29 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
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