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Transcending capitalism: a journey to an independent economic lifestyle - Daniel Contreras

Time: 2.30pm - 4.00pm
Venue: Room 2009, John Galsworthy Building, Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE
Price: free
Speaker(s): Daniel Contreras

Transcending capitalism: a journey to an independent economic lifestyle - Daniel Contreras

This event is part of the Human Rights Festival 2019, hosted by Kingston University's Centre for Human Rights, Solidarity and Practice and the Department of Politics. Click here to find out more about the Human Rights Festival and see the full listing of events.

Have you ever really wondered whether "another world is possible"?  Or, maybe, you are living proof that it is? Either way, come join our workshop to hear inspiring practical strategies that people around the world are implementing on a daily basis, to overcome the harsh realities of: unemployment; low-incomes; lack of education; food shortages.  These strategies go beyond the traditional ‘fight capitalism' narrative. In this workshop you will hear about new ways to overcome some of the ‘oppressive ills' of capitalism, whilst also considering alternative forms for building economic, cultural and political community values (all with the aim of environmental protection).

Speaker
Daniel Contreras has been a key member of the Solidarity Economy movement for over 16 years. He has extensive experience as both an organiser and a participant of The Solidarity Economy Network in Mexico. This network promotes social developing systems, focusing on: education, food sovereignty and the exchange of goods and services without the conventional monetary currency system.  This includes: barter systems, social or local currencies, and gift economies.  Daniel has helped to develop alternative economic practices such as barter markets, trade schools, agro-ecological swaps and time banks.  Daniel is committed to promoting and extending the values and vision of the Solidarity Economy movement.

For further details about the festival contact Hannah Miller.

 

Booking is essential to attend this event.

For further information about this event:

Contact: Hannah Miller
Email: h.miller@kingston.ac.uk

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