Community Democracy: America Beyond Capitalism?

Thursday, May 01, 2014 at 12:00 PM through May 02, 2014

May 1-2: Gar Alperovitz in Santa Barbara

What if there was a way we could create an economy here in Santa Barbara that offers everyone:
  • secure, rewarding, living wage employment;
  • healthy, safe and sustainable housing, food, energy and transportation;
  • meaningful participation in power at work and in the community;
  • and (insert your passion and need here)?
All of these goals go together and support one another. Community democracy is a key to achieving all of them. Join Gar Alperovitz in Santa Barbara and at UCSB this May 1st and 2nd in conversations about democratizing wealth and building a community-sustaining economy from the ground up.

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Thursday, May 1st, 2014
  • Noon: Keynote Address by Gar Alperovitz (UCSB Multicultural Center) 
  • 2:30pm: Seminar Discussion following the Keynote (UCSB) 
  • 7:30pm: Reception for Dr. Alperovitz (Downtown) 
Friday, May 2nd, 2014
  • 11:30am: Roundtable on Organizing for Community Democracy (Orfalea Foundation Downtown Center at Chapala and Victoria in Santa Barbara)

About Gar Alperovitz

Gar Alperovitz, Lionel R. Bauman Professor of Political Economy at the University of Maryland, is cofounder of the Democracy Collaborative. He is a former fellow of the Institute of Politics at Harvard and of King's College at Cambridge University, where he received his PhD in political economy.
Dr. Alperovitz has served as a legislative director in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, and as a special assistant in the Department of State. Earlier he was president of the Center for Community Economic Development, Codirector of The Cambridge Institute, and president of the Center for the Study of Public Policy.

His numerous articles have appeared in publications ranging from The New York Times and The Washington Post to The Journal of Economic Issues, Foreign Policy, Diplomatic History, and other academic and popular journals. His most recent books are What then Must We Do? (2013) and America Beyond Capitalism (2011). Dr. Alperovitz is also the author of The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb, published in 1995, the 2002 book, Making a Place for Community: Local Democracy in a Global Era (with Thad Williamson and David Imbroscio), and the 2008 book Unjust Deserts (with Lew Daly).

For more biographical information, visit Gar's website

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