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north carolina cooperators gathering may 22-23

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The Northern Carolina Cooperators are gathering THIS WEEKEND as part of the Southern Grassroots Economies Project for socializing, networking, and workshopping.

Their website described the event: “The North Carolina Cooperators Gathering is an opportunity for social justice activists and those interested in growing cooperative businesses and economies in North Carolina to gather, learn more about cooperatives and network with like-minded people across the state.”

The conference is an extremely affordable $25 and open to all. Here’s a little peak at the agenda:

Friday, May 22nd
6:30pm Dinner (for those who are interested)
7:30pm Social Activity
8:00pm – 10:00pm Bonfire

Saturday, May 23rd
8:00am Breakfast
9:00am Opening/Welcome/Introductions (3-minute synopsis of projects)
10:00am Cooperatives and Social Justice Discussion
11:30am Early Lunch
12:30pm Afternoon Workshops
3:30pm Closing
4:00pm Adjourn

Email Tyler at tyler@commonenterprise.coop for more information!


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those in the chesapeake bay watershed: check out this conference!

 

FHCASA Conference Half-Page AdJanuary 15-17, East Hyattsville MD

Future Harvest CASA’s upcoming “Cultivate the Chesapeake Foodshed” conference will be the biggest to date — 3 full days!  It starts with a full day of pre-conference, hands-on workshops for farmers and food lovers alike, with workshops on everything from food photography to grafting apple trees (led by Greenhorn Eliza Greenman).

Then, the conference starts: we have an inspiring line-up of keynote and featured speakers, 7 different tracks offering 42 sessions, plus breakouts for networking and talking shop. Read more HERE!


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canada (halifax): new farmer roundtable

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This roundtable brings together Canadian stakeholders working on new farmer issues under the New Farmers’ Initiative, a partnership of FarmStart, along with Food Secure Canada and the Canadian National Farmers’ Union Youth Coalition. The Roundtable is part of Food Secure Canada’s 8th Annual Assembly in Halifax, Nova Scotia from November 13-16th.


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technology & human consciousness: upcoming conference

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On October 25th and 26th the City University of New York will host a teach-in and public forum on Techno-Utopianism & The Fate of Earth. The purpose of the conference will be to give attendees a fuller understanding of how technological advancement has impacted the environment, as well as its impact on human cognition and social relationships. By broadening our understanding of the ever-developing threats to our earth, the conference will also open up the prospect of developing a new consciousness about political organizing and economic restructuring that can work against the increasing domination of technology in our time.

The speakers will include international activist and thinker Vandana Shiva, author and environmentalist Bill McKibbon, consumer advocate and politician Ralph Nader, and Greenhorns founder Severine von Tscharner Fleming. The numerous talks will be supplemented by lively discussion, film screenings, and workshops.

Jerry Mander, another speaker at the conference, has said in an interview from 2001 that “just as other creatures co-evolve with their environment, we are co-evolving with our technologies. In nature, creatures evolve by adjusting and reacting to other creatures. It used to be that way with human beings as well. But now we are co-evolving mainly with machines. Our compromise with them is that we start to become like them — we have to become a little like them in order to use them.” Continue reading

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