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ReRoute: Building Youth and Student Power for a New Economy

Date: 
Friday, July 19, 2013 - 1:00pm to Sunday, July 21, 2013 - 3:00pm
Address: 
New York University, Kimmel Center
60 Washington Square (South)
New York City, NY 10012
United States
Greetings from the New Economy! postcard

We Appear to Have a Problem…

Our generation is in the process of inheriting a world in unprecedented systemic crisis. Inequality, poverty, climate change, corporate control of our democracy—these are symptoms of interconnected economic, political and ecological system failures. The overarching trends are so grim that some have already thrown in the towel, dismissively labeling the current cadre of folks under forty "Generation Screwed.

We're Not Buying It

In communities and on campuses, young people are refusing to succumb to fatalism. We're voicing our discontent. We're saying "no" to outdated thinking, ecological destruction and structural violence. We're getting organized, but we're also innovating, finding new ways to understand our situation, meet our collective needs, express our creativity, and uphold our values.

This summer, we want to bring those leaders together.

On July 19-21, the New Economics Institute is hosting a convergence in New York City called reRoute: Building Youth and Student Power for a New Economy. The idea is to bring together a diverse new generation of practitioners and organizers from across the US and Canada to share strategies, tools, and stories about our work creating a solidarity economy from the ground up in our communities and on our campuses. The event is sliding scale and scholarships for housing and travel are available. Space is limited so buy your ticket today!

Confirmed Panels

  • Pathways to a New Economy with David Wood, Institute for Responsible Investment; Maliha Safri, US Solidarity Economy Network; Alexa Bradley, On the Commons; Ed Whitfield, Fund for Democratic Communities, moderated by Atlee McFellin, Symcenter
  • Making a Living in the New Economy with Elandria Williams, Highlander Center; Farah Tanis, Black Women's Blueprint; Jessie Reilly, TimebanksNYC; Juliet Schor, Boston College, moderated by Joshua Stephens, NYC-based co-op developer
  • Financing a New Economy with Deyanira del Rio, Neighborhood Economic Development Advocacy Project; Steve Wong, the Working World; Rose Espinola, Responsible Endowments Coalition, moderated by Kenneth Edusei, SolidarityNYC
  • Teaching and Learning a New Economics with Renaud Girac, University of Quebec; Brian Kelly, US Society for Ecological Economics; Olivia Geiger, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, moderated by Keith Harrington, New School
  • Stories from the New Economics Institute Campus Network with Marcie Hawkins-Smith, North Carolina Student New Economy Coalition; Joel Williams, the Oak Tree Spokane; David Porinchok, Northern Arizona University Action Research Program

Confirmed Workshops

We'll also be offering solidarity economy tours of Brooklyn on Friday.

More Information

https://neweconomicsinstitute.org/reRoute

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