Rethinking Prosperity participated in this year’s New Economy Week by organizing two Seattle events: The New Economy Get-Together that brought together numerous local stakeholders and organizations, like Yes! Magazine, Got Green?, and Pinchot University; and the screening of “This Changes Everything,” a documentary directed by Avi Lewis which was developed in parallel to the critically acclaimed Naomi Klein worldwide bestseller with the same title. Project Fellow Deric Gruen also published an interview for the theme of Day Four, “A People’s Climate Movement,” that appeared in Naomi Klein’s, The Leap, blog.
Overall, almost 200 local New Economy community members attended the events and engaged in lively discussions about the pressing challenges that stand between us and tomorrow’s economy. The five selected topics were: 1) Good Work and Opportunity for All, 2) Building an Economy Where #BlackLivesMatter, 3) Democracy Versus the 1%, 4) A People’s Climate Agenda, and 5) Enough to Go Around.