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Voices of Hope in a Time of Crisis
The Great Hall at The Cooper Union
New York, NY
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Voices of Hope in a Time of Crisis
10 am - 6 pm (doors open at 9:15)

Climate chaos, world conflict, species extinction, income inequality, financial insecurity

All our most pressing crises are connected. And they have their roots in an economy dominated by global corporations. We need structural change.

Rebuilding local economies is a solution-multiplier  reducing our ecological footprint while simultaneously increasing our social and economic well-being. Want to help build the movement? Join us for a day of cutting-edge discussion, debate and cultural exchange with inspirational speakers from around the world. Be part of the launch of the IAL, a new forum for global collaboration to support place-based solutions on a planetary scale.

For more information, please visit our website by clicking on the link to the right under "Contact".


Adebayo Akomolafe: They Sang with a Thousand Tongues: The Poetry of Diversity

Scott Chaskey: Local Food, Local Economies

Charles Eisenstein: Connecting with People, Connecting with the Earth

Laura Flanders: Commonomics: Building Strong Local Economies (A project of YES Magazine and GRITtv)

Chris Hedges: Driving American Politics Underground

Catherine Ingram: Keeping your Cool in a World on Fire

Manish Jain: Reimagining Education for Life-based Economies

Helena Norberg-Hodge: The Economics of Happiness

Michael Shuman: The Coming Local Capital Revolution and the End of Wall Street

Judy Wicks: Localization and Business: Awakening the Heart of the Entrepreneur

Elizabeth Yeampierre: Climate Justice and Place-based Resilience

With an introduction by Peter Buffet

For more information on speakers, the schedule, scholarships and tickets, please visit our website by clicking on the link to the right under "Contact".


The Great Hall at The Cooper Union (View)
7 East 7th Street
New York, NY 10003
United States


Education > Conventions

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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