Funding the Revolution? Participatory Economics and Funding Activist Organizing in Chicago
Monday, November 05, 2007
In 2007, Chicago has seen may critical community gatherings and discussions focusing on the challenge of funding important and critical organizing in a climate of privatization, neoliberalism and the rise of the so called "non-profit industrial complex." The Hull-House Museum has hosted a whole workshop series with Incite! Women of Color Against Violence, the authors of The Revolution Will Not Be Funded, followed by a "How We Fund" event with AREA Chicago and the Fire This Time Fund held to discuss different alternative funding strategies being employed throughout Chicago.
In Funding the Revolution? Participatory Economics and Funding Activist Organizing in Chicago, Michael Albert will attempt to connect the critiques and challenges around resource sharing and funding critical organizing in a capitalist society with one of the most potent proposals for an economic system outside of capitalism. This event should be relevant to students of economics and non-profit management, artists and activists and concerned curious people alike.
Michael Albert is a longtime activist, speaker, and writer, is co-editor of ZNET, and co-editor and co-founder of Z Magazine. He is the author of Parecon: Life After Capitalism and Remembering Tomorrow, co-founded South End Press, and has developed along with Robin Hahnel the economic vision called participatory economics ("parecon").