/sanctuary jul 6 '17

Towards Economic Justice: UBI & Reparations

Join us for an open discussion on alternative visions to the destructive, oppressive and exploitative capitalist economy. How can we build a more fair and equitable society? We'll be meeting in the Philadelphia Assembled sanctuary dome on Thursday, July 6th, 6-8pm.

Why is this topic important? Well, because currently, our society does not work for everyone. Many people are either unemployed or underemployed, trapped in dead-end jobs, bogged down by debt, and living precariously only one paycheck away from a major crisis. It is well known that economic insecurity leads to crime and other social pathologies, yet inequality continues to increase. Philadelphia is the poorest large city in the country with high levels of deep poverty and child poverty. The racial wealth disparities are particularly glaring.

What is value, who creates it, and who gets to decide what constitutes productivity? How should histories of institutional oppression inform our current strategies towards economic justice? Come prepared to learn more about socialism, Universal Basic Income, and reparations as tools that can help us find a way forward.

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