April 3, 2008

Schumacher Events

Simon Trace. Monday, April 7th 7:00 pm at the Kellogg Music Center on the Simon's Rock campus in Great Barrington, MA. Simon Trace is Chief Executive Officer of Practical Action, an United Kingdom organization that develops intermediate technology for the developing world. Practical Action, formerly the Intermediate Technology Development Group was founded in 1966 by E. F. Schumacher to bring real and sustainable improvements to people's lives. Tickets are 3 BerkShares, available at the door. This event is co-sponsored by the E. F. Schumacher Society, Simon's Rock College course on Globalization and Community Ecology, and the Center for Ecological Technology.

Susan Witt. Friday, April 11th 7:30 pm at The First Congregational Church in Great Barrington, MA. Susan Witt, Executive Director of the E. F. Schumacher Society, will give a talk entitled Conscious Economics: The Intimacy and Complexity of Local Production and Exchange for Think OutWord Think OutWord is a peer-led training in social entrepreneurship for young adults loosely situated in the northeastern United States. It is grounded in, though not limited to, an understanding of the threefold nature of the human being and of society, primarily as it was articulated by the early 20th century philosopher, Rudolf Steiner.

Michael Gordon. Monday, April 14th 9:00 am at the Latham Community Baptist Church in Latham, NY. Michael Gordon, outreach coordinator for the E. F. Schumacher Society, will present an overview of the E. F. Schumacher Society and Schumacher's philosophy of Small Is Beautiful for the Interfaith Alliance of New York State.

Gary Nabhan. Friday, April 18th 7 pm at the Berkshire South Regional Community Center in Great Barrington, MA. A talk entitled Renewing America's Food Traditions: Endangered Diversity in Our Hands and Mouths. Author Gary Paul Nabhan, a professor and the recipient of a MacArthur "genius grant," has been the primary shaper of the local and indigenous foods movement in the U.S. He's an expert in local foods and indigenous foods and an advocate for their preservation. His books include Coming Home to Eat: The Pleasures and Politics of Local Foods; Arab/American: Landscape, Culture, and Cuisine in Two Great Deserts; and, coming in May, Renewing America's Food Traditions. This event is co-sponsored by the E. F. Schumacher Society and the Orion Society.

Cathrine Sneed. Tuesday April 29th 7:00 pm, location to be announced. Cathrine Sneed is the founder of the Garden Project in San Francisco, CA will be speaking about her experience of innovatively empowering both former offenders and at-risk youth through training and education while transforming the urban environment.

Joseph Stanislaw. Thursday, May 22nd 7:30 pm at The First Congregational Church in Great Barrington, MA. Joseph Stanislaw is founder of the international advisory firm JA Stanislaw Group, LLC, specializing in strategic thinking, sustainability, and environmentally sound investment in energy and technology. He will lead the audience through an examination of a new locally-scaled energy economy.