Rob Burns will speak on "Capitalism Considered Harmful." Burns is an economist who did PhD studies in Marxian Economics at the University of Massachusetts, at Amherst. He was involved in the founding of the Grant Park Advisory Council and served as its Chair in its infancy and was President of the South Loop Neighbors Association and active on the board of Friends of Downtown. He was also involved in forming a federation of Regional Park advisory councils to improve our regional parks such as Humboldt, Douglas, and McKinley.
Chuck Thomason will speak on Restorative Justice: a Conversation on its history, scope, and function. How should our society and we as individuals respond to wrongdoing? What does justice require? What do our religious or philosophical beliefs indicate should be our response? A model that has brought hope for improving our response has been called Balanced and Restorative Justice.
Tapped the Movie - includes exerpts from this 2009 documentary film about Nestle, bottled water, and the struggle of local activists to stop privatization of groundwater in Main. The film examines the role of the bottled water industry and its effects on our health, climate change, pollution, and our reliance on oil. From the production of plastic, to the ocean in which so many bottles wind up, this film follows the path of the bottled water industry into the communities that are caught at the intersection of big business and the public right to water, including Maine communities..
Joel Finkel of Jewish Voice for Peace presents an overview of the troubled history of the region. Moderated discussion to follow. Free and open to the public with refreshments. Co-sponsored by the Evanston Public Library and Neighbors for Peace.
The new moments Dunayevskaya discovered in the last decade of Marx’s work, still little recognized, provide a needed vantage point for today’s struggles of women’s liberation, “developing” and “developed” lands, and global crisis. This series of discussions is part of our work of completing a new book of selected writings on Marx by Raya Dunayevskaya. She revealed Marx in a new way, from his Humanist Essays through Capital to his last works on non-capitalist societies and the Man/Woman relation.
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To find out more about this conversation with Rep. Baird, see Brant's piece, "Talk to Rep. Brian Baird before he leaves office in conference call sponsored by Ta’anit Tzedek – Jewish Fast For Gaza," published this week in Mondoweiss. The link is below, but here's an excerpt:
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