Authors Dave Wann and Joel Magnuson to give a talk on
Prospering in the New Economy:
What we need to know to survive this century
Event Date: Friday
July 10, 2009 Talk
begins at 6:30 pm
Pick-up and Same Day Ticket Sales begins at 5:30pm
United Methodist Church, 1421 Spruce Street, Boulder, CO 80302
Description: Two authors notable for their work on
analyzing current failures in our economic systems, revealing the problems inherent
in a culture driven by continuous growth, and giving practical suggestions of local
alternatives, will be sharing their insights in a combined talk and book
signing. This event also serves as the
address for BIBA’s 1st Annual LocalFest: Creating
Sustainable Community happening the following day on the Courthouse lawn
and Pearl Street.
) Wann and Magnuson have approached today’s crisis
through different lenses, though both conclude that humanity is at a dangerous crossroad
for the future viability of our planet and our own individual well-being. Wann presents choices for re-thinking our values as a
culture and learning to live simply yet more deeply. Magnuson outlines how to look mindfully at
money, business, wealth and investment.
Together they weave a vision of a new prosperity, the reality of which
falls squarely on us, in our own local communities, to bring about.
About the authors: Dave Wann, author
of several books most recent Simple
Prosperity. Finding Real Wealth in a Sustainable Lifestyle and the best
that he co-authored, speaks on the topic of sustainable lifestyles—the creation
of a joyfully moderate way of life that requires half the resources to deliver
twice the satisfactions. “To find our way out of the maze, we need to reconnect
with core values like trust, authenticity, and responsibility,” says Wann. “The solutions to our problems are not just
technological but psychological and spiritual.”
Wann also co-designed the co-housing
neighborhood where he presently lives in Golden, CO, has taught at the college
level, and worked more than a decade as a policy analyst for U.S. EPA.
Joel Magnuson, author of Mindful
Economics, is a professor of economics in Portland,
Oregon and a visiting fellow at the Ashcroft International
at Anglia Ruskin
University in Cambridge, England. He is an active member of an international
research group that is working toward new philosophical foundations for
economic theory and practice. He takes a holistic view of the relationships between people,
corporations, and other powerful institutions in the U.S. Magnuson also argues how many of our most
difficult challenges are deeply rooted in our economic system, which determines
and controls the quality of life for each of us, and how any real change of
this system must start with ordinary people at the local level.
Admission: $8.00 in advance; $10.00 at door. Only Cash
or Check (payable to CauseWay) accepted. Advance ticket sales can be arranged by
calling Betty at RMPJC, 303-444-6981 or Ann at CauseWay, 303-546-9801. This
community event is co-sponsored by CauseWay and Rocky Mountain
Peace & Justice Center.
Thanks for supporting this event.