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Sunday, October 21 • 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Creating Tomorrow Together: Systems Change & the Next Economy/World Café
Our fundamental systems of governance and economics are changing, and the seeds of the next systems are emerging. What does that look like in your community, work, and life? How are we nourishing those seeds of possibility and growing this movement for a just transition regionally, nationally and globally? Come to an engaging World Café conversation about what we have learned this weekend, what unique contributions we are making, and how we can support one another in taking the next steps towards right livelihoods, new economies, and a system that benefits all life. With: Gar Alperovitz, the Democracy Collaborative & Next Systems Project. Hosted by: David Shaw, Santa Cruz Permaculture & UCSC Common Ground Center; Amy Lenzo, weDialogue & The World Cafe Community Foundation and Della Duncan, “deep economist” and co-producer of the Upstream Podcast.   

Keynote Speakers
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Gar Alperovitz

Co-Founder The Democracy Collaborative
Gar Alperovitz, Ph.D., President of the National Center for Economic and Security Alternatives, co-founder of the Democracy Collaborative and co-chair of the Next System Project, has had a distinguished career as a historian, political economist, professor, scholar, activist, policy... Read More →

Workshop Speakers
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Della Duncan

Della Duncan, an economist committed to using that discipline to support individuals, organizations, and communities seeking to transition to a more sustainable and just world, is a partner of the Eurasia Learning Institute, a Gross National Happiness trainer, a lecturer at the Economics... Read More →
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Amy Lenzo

Amy Lenzo seeks to foster conscious online engagement in ways that connect us with ourselves, each other, and the natural world in her work with weDialogue and the World Cafe. She has served as Director of Learning Programs and Community Steward for the World Cafe Community Foundation... Read More →
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David Shaw

David Shaw, a permaculture and whole systems designer, facilitator, and educator, founded Santa Cruz Permaculture, and the UCSC Right Livelihood College, a partnership with the “Alternative Nobel Prize.” He supports communities locally and globally to transform their shared future... Read More →


Sunday October 21, 2018 2:45pm - 4:15pm
World Café