The Global Event Teach-in Zoom link: 10 AM Stream on www.globalteachin.com
LOCAl Section about 11:30 AM on
Tuesday, May 26, 11:00 AM to 2 PM
For Immediate Release, May 26 2020
The global coronavirus pandemic, leading to about 300,000 deaths, with more than 4 million cases, has led to a global political mobilization. On May 26, 2020, activists, citizens and scholars from 20 countries in over 25 locations will convene “The Global Teach-In 2020: Democratize the Crisis.” The event combines seminars and a global town meeting to identify problems and propose solutions for strengthening democratic institutions. The health, economic, political and informational challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic will be examined.
The Global Teach-In will examine how the coronavirus pandemic has exposed the limits of current systems used to manage land, agricultural, human and medical resources. Landgrabs promoting greater intermingling of human beings and wild animals, and thus exposure to killer viruses. A lack of adequate informational channels has limited accurate health information. The global recession has led to a renewed focus on how to create and anchor jobs locally or convert workforces rapidly from exposed service work to critical areas related to health and safety. When and if things “get back to normal,” the looming environmental crisis promises even greater challenges. For these reasons, the Global Teach-In will profile key themes such as the need for and design requirements of a Green New Deal, media accountability and political democracy, cooperative development and local systems to promote sustainable innovation.
Key speakers include: Esty Dinur (Host, WORT Radio, Madison), Karen Baker-Fletcher (Professor of Systematic Theology, Southern Methodist University), David Graeber (London School of Economics Professor and author), Hillary Wainwright (green conversion champion, co-editor at Red Pepper) and Dario Padovan (Turin University Associate Professor and environmental activist). Global Teach-In leaders include: Swedish ethnic inclusion champion Natassia Fry (Kompis Sverige); Anna Gregis (Coordinator of the UNESCO Chair in Sustainable Development and Territory Management, University of Turin, Italy); Alan Haber (former Students for a Democratic Society President in the USA); Alhassan Pereira Ibrahim (Centre for Democracy & Development, Nigeria) and cooperative developer Sizwe Mkwanazi (Africa Cooperatives Institute of South Africa); and Fridays for Future activists Iqbal Badruddin in Pakistan, Nina Py Brozovich in Bolivia, Precious Kalombwana in Zambia and Richard Matley in Ghana. The event will be broadcast by the Pacifica radio network in the U.S.
Jonathan Michael Feldman (based at the Dept. of Economic History & International Relations, Stockholm University), the principal convenor, organized the 2009 national Swedish Green New deal conference (broadcast by Swedish Television, SVT) and the earlier 2012 Global Teach-In.
Time: The (Tuesday) May 26, 2020 Global Teach-In will be held on 10:00 Eastern Daylight Time and 16:00 Central European Time.
Event sponsors include: Commons.fi (Finland), Demokratisk Omställning (Sweden), Goliathwatch (Germany), the Stockholm Centre for International Social and Economic Reconstruction (Sweden) and the UNESCO Chair in Sustainable Development and Territory Management, University of Turin (Italy).
Alan Haber. 734 657 8083
In Ann Arbor for the last 5 years, since 2014, we have organized:
- Earth Day 22 April
- Peace Day 21 September
These events happen in Ann Arbor on the Library Lot (next to the Downtown Library) that has become officially “The Commons”
- a stage for music,
- children play area,
- exhibits of ideas for the commons, and art for Peace
- open microphone, speakers,
- the peace table for discussions.
We also have a ‘Decadome,” an innovative meeting and housing structure.
If you want to perform or speak write us (firstname.lastname@example.org).