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 Currently, we are not planning any in-person events before the fall. All upcoming events and meetings will be held online with Zoom. All Praxis members will be informed of these events and they will be announced on our website. Please consider becoming a member and having access to these virtual events.  For Membership, Click Here.
           

All sessions in this series will include an hour for question and discussion after the presentation.

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Friday April 10 at 2:00 pm on Zoom - Live from Tucson, AZ

After you purchase a ticket, a Zoom link will be sent to you. It will be sent again on the day of the event.

Tickets: $15 for Praxis Members - Click Here for Tickets.
 (Non-members: $20)
 
TOM GRECO - Beyond Money

 
Tom Greco is the author of The End of Money and the Future of Civilization. Greco is a community and monetary economist, writer, and consultant. His innovative ideas about money and prescriptions for reclaiming the credit commons and creating a new "butterfly economy" are more relevant than ever, and their implementation is becoming more urgent. His Beyond Money website is "devoted to the liberation of money and credit, and the restoration of the commons." A former engineer, entrepreneur, and tenured college professor, Greco is a sought-after advisor and international lecturer. His previous books include, Money: Understanding and Creating Alternatives to Legal Tender, and Money and Debt: A Solution to the Global Crisis.
 
His expertise in monetary and financial structures has led to innovative designs for private community currencies and payment systems. He holds an MBA from Rochester Institute of Technology and a PhD in economics from Syracuse University. He spoke at the 2009 Praxis Conference (The Economics of Peace) in Sonoma and lives in Tucson, AZ.

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Friday, April 17 at 11:30 am PDT - Live from Guernica, Spain

Tickets: $15 for Praxis Members - Non-members: $20

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Fred Freundlich 

The Mondragón Cooperatives in Spain, the Largest Complex of Worker-Owned Businesses in the World

Fred Freundlich is a professor of Business at Mondragón University, SPAIN, and an associate at the Institute for Cooperative Research at Mondragón University. As a doctorate candidate at Harvard University's Graduate School of Education, Fred went to Mondragón, Spain to research worker-owned cooperatives. Twenty-five years later, this native of Tucson, AZ is still living there and is one of the key people involved in the Mondragón Cooperatives. He has written essays and given numerous lectures about the cooperative alternative to corporate capitalism. He spoke at the 2009 Praxis Peace Institute conference in Sonoma, CA and is a regular lecturer at our annual seminar at the Mondragón Cooperatives in Spain which, unfortunately, had to be cancelled this year. Fred will join us on Zoom from his home in Guernica, Spain. He has a B.A. from Williams College and an Ed.D in Education from Harvard University.

The Mondragón Cooperatives were formed in the mid 1950s in the Basque region of Spain. Starting with a small worker-owned business consisting of five people, today the Mondragón Cooperatives include over 100 small to large businesses, a banking system, a university complex, a culinary arts center, and the largest Research & Development complex in all of Europe. Mondragón is an extraordinary achievement and a beacon for demonstrating what humanity is capable of accomplishing.

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     The Seminar & Tour at the Mondragón Cooperatives in SPAIN has been cancelled

                 Please check back May 1, 2020 for updates on a rescheduled seminar.

                             
For Details: Click Here!

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Praxis Peace Institute will host its 8th conference in 2020!

Economics, Justice, and the Climate Crisis           

November 29 - December 3, 2020 in Sonoma, CA

This event will take place after the 2020 general election and after the UN Climate Summit in Glasgow, Scotland.

The emphasis will be on workshops, campaigns, and trainings that will be held in the afternoons of the conference. The purpose is to create and amplify campaigns that will incorporate a multi-pronged approach to climate solutions. Morning sessions will feature speakers and panels.

Conferece pages will be created in the next two months.

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Praxis Member Groups:

Praxis Book Club - next meeting will be held on Zoom. Date to be announced soon.

Praxis Groups are taking a break and may be resumed soon on Zoom.

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Praxis Book!

Uncivil Liberties: Deconstructing Libertarianism


A Praxis Peace Institute book
Uncivil Liberties: Deconstructing Libertarianism


  Taking on the tenets of libertarianism and ideas associated with libertarianism, the authors challenge the American myths that promote rugged individualism, the lone hero, endless economic growth, and American exceptionalism. They explore the role that ideologies play in helping us make sense of the world and revisit the experiment --- still unproved --- of American democracy.

  The six authors place the myths in historical and ideological contexts and explore the makings of civil society, social justice, and economic fairness. One author, who was a libertarian in his youth, deconstructs their philosophy using only their definitions and arguments in a brilliant deconstruction.

Citing successful alternatives to laissez-faire and corporate capitalism, the authors promote existing models that celebrate the dignity of humankind by promoting empathy, cooperation, and respect. This book not only deconstructs, it constructs a possible world using concrete examples that have a proven success rate and high levels of human happiness.
This book is a must-read for anyone invested in modern politics and the future of the United States.

Fill out form on Events page to purchase this book. Click Here.
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PAST EVENTS

Thursday, March 5, 2020
FRANCES MOORE LAPPÉ

Sunday, February 9, 2020
DAVID TALBOT

Sunday, November 10, 2019
GEORGE LAKOFF, Cognitive Scientist, author

June 16 - 22, 2019 - Mondragón, SPAIN
Mondragón Seminar & Tour

Saturday, April 13, 2019
PETER GABEL, author and founder of New College of CA

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
MICHAEL BRUNE, Executive Director of the Sierra Club

Sunday, January 27, 2019
GAYLE MCLAUGHLIN, Former Mayor of Richmond, CA and founder of the California Progressive Alliance

Sunday, December 2, 2018
H. BRUCE FRANKLIN, Cultural Historian and Author

Monday, October 22, 2018
GAR ALPEROVITZ, Historian and Political Economist

October 22, 2018
ELLEN BROWN, Attorney, Co-Founder of the Public Banking Institute, Author


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