Voices of Hope in a Time of Crisis

Date: 
Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 10:00am - 6:00pm
Location: 
The Great Hall at The Cooper Union, New York, NY

Join us for a day of thought-provoking and constructive talks on our multiple crises and how we can solve them. “Voices of Hope in a Time of Crisis will bring together visionary thinkers and activists—from the fields of economics, environmental justice, local business, farming, art, story-telling, spirituality, development, and politics. Speakers will include Chris Hedges, Laura Flanders, Charles Eisenstein, Helena Norberg-Hodge and more. For a full list of speakers and topic, visit http://www.theeconomicsofhappiness.org/economics-of-happiness-nyc.

In our film, The Economics of Happiness, we documented how the global economy is destroying ecosystems, cultures and any prospect of financial security. The economy also deeply affects our personal wellbeing, with rates of depression, alienation, suicide and violence on the rise. There is an alternative: localization. Rebuilding local economies is a solution multiplier—tackling our most pressing environmental, social and economic crises, while creating the conditions for increased wellbeing.

This event will also celebrate the launch of the International Alliance for Localization (IAL), which aims to connect a growing network of individuals and organizations dedicated to exploring new approaches to today's ecological, social, and economic problems – approaches that respect and protect ecological and cultural diversity while expanding international dialogue and exchange. The IAL will provide a forum for cross-cultural support and collaboration, and has the potential to be a united and powerful force for positive change, internationally.

For information about tickets, and to register for this event, go to http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/759434. We ask that only people who truly cannot afford the general admission price range register at the 'Student/low income" level. If you are not able to afford any of the ticket prices, we are offering full and partial scholarships. We also offer group discounts. For more information and to apply, please contact us at nyc@theeconomicsofhappiness.org