The Economics of Happiness - Seattle Screening, Global Tour

A film on building local economies by Helena Norberg-Hodge, Steven Gorelick, and John Page, with guest panels and community discussions in multiple cities.

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06:30 PM 09:30 PM Jan 11, 2011


Seattle Town Hall, 1119 8th Ave., Seattle, WA

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The Economics of Happiness describes a world moving simultaneously in two opposing directions. On the one hand, government and big business continue to promote globalization and the consolidation of corporate power. At the same time, all around the world people are resisting those policies, demanding a re-regulation of trade and finance—and, far from the old institutions of power, they’re starting to forge a very different future. Communities are coming together to re-build more human scale, ecological economies based on a new paradigm – an economics of localization.

Resistance to further economic globalization has created powerful new alliances: deep ecologists linking hands with labor unionists, independent businessmen collaborating with small farmers. Now, at the grassroots, localization is also bridging divides in a completely new way – bringing people together across ethnic, religious, economic and even partisan divides.

Come join the special Seattle screening of The Economics of Happiness at Seattle Town Hall. The film will be followed by a panel discussion with producer Helena Norberg-Hodge, authors David Korten (Agenda for a New Economy) and John de Graaf (Affluenza, Take Back Your Time), YES! Magazine Publisher Fran Korten, and Rev. Robert Jeffrey (New Hope Baptist Church, Clean Greens Farm).

Organizational partners include: YES! Magazine, David Korten's Living Economies Forum, Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, Seattle Good Business Network, Community Alliance for Global Justice, 350 Washington State, Transition Seattle, SCALLOPS (Sustainable Communities ALL Over Puget Sound), Compassionate Action Network, Ideal Network, Sustainable Seattle/Seattle Area Happiness Initiative, Slow Food Seattle, Wallingford Neighbors for Peace and Justice, Elliott Bay Book Company, Buddhist Peace Fellowship - Seattle Chapter, and 88.5 KPLU Radio.

 $15 suggested donation (no one turned away)

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