Events

The debates about the economic growth and environmental sustainability are siloed and polarized, which is limiting the scope of needed change in policy thinking. To transform these existing debates, Rethinking Prosperity is organizing a variety of events to bring together scholars, students, and community leaders.  Our goal is to change the conversation about how an economy can work well for more people, within planetary boundaries over the long run and to expand the scope of policy thinking at the local and national level. 

Upcoming and Recent Events:

 

  • Economy, Environment, Democracy - Broken?
    Supplementary Reading – American Global Challenge Lecture Series
    The following are supplementary reading materials for Lance Bennett’s lecture series the American Global Challenge: Aligning Economy, Democracy & Environment in the 21st Century. For more information on the lecture series, click here.   January 17: System Breakdown: Economy and Democracy...
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    Next Systems Meet-Up
    Location: Big Time Brewery,  4133 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105 Time: 5:30 pm to 7 pm, Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 RSVP:  RVSP Facebook or if you don’t use Facebook here. Food and drink specials for purchase Join us at the Rethinking Prosperity’s first “Next Systems Meet-up”! Building...
  • Worker Co-Ops: A Strategy for Building the Next System
    Worker Co-Ops: A Strategy for Building the Next System
    Worker Co-Ops: A Strategy for Building the Next System Wednesday, May 11, 2016  7:00pm-9:00pm Allen Auditorium,  University of Washington, Seattle RSVP Space is Limited, RSVP Required Join us for a screening of “WEconomics: Italy” and panel, to include: Alison Booth Gribas, Worker-Owner,...
  • Public Forum - Making Ends Meet
    Public Forum – Making Ends Meet
    How Should We Spread Prosperity & Opportunity to All While Conserving the Environment?  Join community members and University of Washington students in political science and communication in a unique dialogue about the strategies to achieve shared prosperity within ecological limits. Come ready...
  • New Economy Get-Together
    Retrospective: New Economy Week 2015 @ Rethinking Prosperity
    Rethinking Prosperity participated in this year’s New Economy Week by organizing two Seattle events: The New Economy Get-Together that brought together numerous local stakeholders and organizations, like Yes! Magazine, Got Green?, and Pinchot University; and the screening of “This Changes Everything,”...
  • Richard Wolff Captivates Rethinking Prosperity Audience
    Richard Wolff Captivates Rethinking Prosperity Audience
    On Tuesday, October 27, 2015, renowned economics professor and radio host Richard Wolff addressed an audience of about 100 students, faculty, and members of the broader Seattle community at a guest lecture organized by the Center for Communication & Civic Engagement’s Rethinking Prosperity project....
  • “This Changes Everything” Film Screening & Discussion – Nov. 10
    “This Changes Everything” Film Screening & Discussion – Nov. 10
    Join Rethinking Prosperity for the screening of This Changes Everything! The documentary directed by Avi Lewis was developed in parallel to the critically acclaimed Naomi Klein worldwide bestseller with the same title. Both the movie and the book provide a brilliant explanation of why the climate crisis...
  • Take Back Your Time Seattle Picnic - Oct. 24
    Take Back Your Time Seattle Picnic – Oct. 24
    CELEBRATE TAKE BACK YOUR TIME DAY!–and the 75th Anniversary of the 40-hour week Are you working too much? Do you need time off? Is your life too rushed and stressful? Then chill out and join State Representative Gael Tarleton, Vicki Robin, (author of Your Money or Your Life and Blessing the Hands...
  • The New Economy Get-Together Nov. 13th
    The New Economy Get-Together Nov. 13th
    Advanced registration requested This is a free event! All around us, innovators are building cooperative, ethical, and community-rooted enterprises, reclaiming the commons, and democratizing and reorienting finance. We are finding new ways to share skills and goods, measure success, and meet growing...
  • Barsamian on Capitalism vs. the Environment
    Barsamian on Capitalism vs. the Environment
    Founder and director of Alternative Radio (AR), David Barsamian joined Rethinking Prosperity on May 19 to discuss capitalism and the environment as well as the role of the media in front of a diverse, intimate, and lively audience of faculty, students, and community members. Arguing that we have not...
  • David Barsamian
    Capitalism v. Environment
    David Barsamian May 19, 2015, 5.00 pm, University of Washington, Seattle (room # upon RSVP confirmation) RSVP Required as Space is Limited: www.ccce-barsamian.eventbrite.com “Human beings and the natural world are on a collision course. Human activities inflict harsh and often irreversible damage...
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    Rethinking Prosperity Undergraduate Learning Community
    This spring quarter at the University of Washington, the Rethinking Prosperity undergraduate learning community will reconvene with a new group of students who will be encouraged to share ideas, help others with their work, and participate in thinking together about the challenges of creating sustainable...