Please join us tonight at 7 PM in McConnell Hall at Smith College for a live event that MEF will be filming featuring famed historian, political economist, and activist Gar Alperovitz. His talk will soon become a new MEF film called .
Gar Alperovitz is the author of many critically acclaimed books and his articles have appeared in the New York Times, theWashington Post, The Los Angeles Times, the New Republic,The Nation, and the Atlantic among other popular and academic publications. In addition to being a prolific and distinguished author, he was the architect of the first modern steel industry attempt at worker ownership in Youngstown, Ohio, is the president of the National Center for Economic and Security Alternatives, as well as a founding principal of the University of Maryland-based Democracy Collaborative, a research institution developing practical, policy-focused, and systematic paths towards ecologically sustainable, community-oriented change and the democratization of wealth.
His latest book, on which the lecture is based, has been widely acclaimed. Noam Chomsky says of it: “Concrete and feasible ways to reverse the ominous course of the past several decades and to open the way to a vibrant democracy with a sustainable economy… A marvelous book…I recommend it all the time.”