Confronting Inequality: Alternative Economies, Resilient Communities

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Has the American Dream disappeared?

Income inequality affects almost all Americans and threatens the fabric of our democracy. Inequality raises considerable ethical questions about our interconnectedness and obligation to one another. In response to this crisis, innovative alternative economies are emerging locally, nationally, and globally. These have the potential to create a more economically, politically, environmentally, and socially sustainable and resilient world.

This symposium explores emerging models in depth, incorporating voices from the arts, spirituality, and human rights sectors. What they share are creative, effective responses to challenging inequality and creating a more just world.

Join the conversation at the Rothko Chapel starting Thursday, March 31st at 7pm with keynote speaker Terry Tempest Williams, author, conservationist, and activist.

Delve further into this conversation with spiritual leaders, academics, activists, and artists at discussions from Friday, April 1st through Sunday, April 3rd. A contemplative practice from the Bon-Buddhist tradition will be led by Geshe Denma Gyaltsen, Resident Teacher at Ligmincha Texas Institute for the Tibetan Meditative and Healing Arts on Friday at 6:30pm. Available on Saturday from 2–4pm are Plant it Forward Tours and the Farmers Market at the University of St. Thomas Farm, and at 6:15pm, a performance by Voices Breaking Boundaries. Join M. NourbeSe Philip on Sunday at 2:30pm for a poetry reading. There will be food from Cuchara, SweetCup, and Yeti Sunshine, music, a bookstore, and artistic experiences on the grounds Saturday and Sunday.

Do not miss this opportunity to engage with and contribute to creating change— in our community and beyond.

Thank you to our partners

Asia Society
Failure to Identify
Plant it Forward
Project Row Houses
Rice University’s Boniuk Institute
River Oaks Bookstore
University of Houston’s Community Design Resource Center
University of St. Thomas
Voices Breaking Boundaries
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