Our Revolution

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Building a System-Changing Response: Actions at the Community Level (Volunteer Activity or Meeting)

About the Event: 

While many on the left have viewed Donald Trump’s election as a triumph of nativist, patriarchal politics, his victory must also be understood as byproduct of deeply rooted structural problems in our economy. The US faces a systemic crisis that cannot be solved with the old politics of reformist liberalism. We need a strategic response to Trump and Trumpism that goes to the very root of how our economy works and for whom.

Please join us for a conversation with Gar Alperovitz, noted author and civic leader, to discuss how the left can build a new and different institutional power base, step by step, along with a compelling new vision of the future based on a radical democratization of the economy, starting at the community level and working up.

About the Speaker:   Gar Alperovitz

Co-Founder, The Democracy Collaborative and Co-Chair, Next System Project

Gar Alperovitz has had a distinguished career as a historian, political economist, activist, writer, and government official. For fifteen years, he was the Lionel R. Bauman Professor of Political Economy at the University of Maryland, and is a former Fellow of Kings College, Cambridge University; Harvard’s Institute of Politics; the Institute for Policy Studies; and a Guest Scholar at the Brookings Institution.

Gar is the author of critically acclaimed books on the atomic bomb and atomic diplomacy. As a well-known policy expert, he has testified before numerous Congressional committees and lectures widely around the country. He is a founder of the New Economy Coalition, a group devoted to developing new progressive community building economic strategies at all levels.

Among his many achievements is having been the architect of the first modern steel industry attempt at worker ownership in Youngstown, Ohio.  In addition, Gar was nominated to be a member of the Council of Economic Advisers by leading national consumer, labor, and environmental organizations.

He is also the president of the National Center for Economic and Security Alternatives and is a founding principal of the Democracy Collaborative, a research institution developing practical, policy-focused, and systematic paths towards ecologically sustainable, community-oriented change and the democratization of wealth.

PLEASE RSVP for Gar at this link ONLY: http://whoozin.com/MTC-4XR-93JJ

About Our Revolution Arlington:

Our Revolution Arlington is an informal local chapter of the national group Our Revolution, which is working to unify the millions of people who got involved over the course of U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign in support of progressive causes. We seek to galvanize and organize Arlington residents of all walks of life to fight for a bold progressive agenda that will transform our community into a more democratic, just, and sustainable place.

Host: Daniel adkins
Arlington Central Library (Arlington, VA)
1015 N. Quincy St.
Arlington, VA 22201
Directions: From Ballston Metro go 4 blocks East on Fairfax Dr., turn left and go one block. The library is on the far right. Check the Metro map.

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