The Bioneers are coming – featured speaker Gar Alperovitz
The Central Coast Bioneers Conference will be held on Saturday, November 4 at the Oak Glen Pavilion, SLO Botanical Garden. In this and upcoming E-zines we will be highlighting the National Bioneers speakers and live speakers we will be featuring in our program.
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 expert, and government official. The author of many critically acclaimed books, including on atomic diplomacy, his articles are widely published in leading news outlets, and he has frequently testified before Congress. In his keynote talk, Why We Need a Next System, Gar will show how we can begin to build together for the systemic change we need to save both democracy and the planet by getting serious about what might have formerly been seen as impossible: actually replacing our broken corporate capitalist system. As a political economist, author, former legislative director in the House and Senate, nonprofit innovator and scholar, Gar will share breakthrough models for community-based political-economic development and new institutions of community wealth ownership. He’ll highlight local, state and national policy approaches to community stability in the era of globalization that really work, and can spread widely.
Tickets on sale soon at www.ecologistics.org.