Webinar: There are Plenty of Alternatives!
— , 10:00 PM - 10:00 PM
TAP on TAPAS:
The Alternatives Project
WEBINAR: There are Plenty of Alternatives!
10:30 EST / 15:30 GMT-UTC
Zoom Meeting (2 hours) Translation in French and Spanish
We live on a bountiful planet filled with extraordinary human beings but facing some truly existential crises – COVID, climate change and environmental destruction, virulent poverty and inequality, rampant racism and sexism, and widespread war and conflict, to name some. These crises are systemic, built into structures of capitalism, patriarchy, racism, ableism, and more. But this is not a time for despair, this is a time for alternatives! Contrary to Margaret Thatcher's TINA, There is No Alternative, David Bollier coined the acronym TAPAS, There are Plenty of Alternatives. In this webinar, we at The Alternatives Project bring together five other organizations to share, celebrate, and discuss their outstanding work in examining, fostering, and enhancing global efforts to find education, social, economic, and political alternatives to transform dysfunctional and destructive existing systems. PLEASE JOIN US!
CHAIR AND PANELIST
CAROL ANNE SPREEN | THE ALTERNATIVES PROJECT
TAP is a diverse, transnational collective of progressive academics, union members, civil society activists, and social movement participants concerned with building a global collective critical voice oriented towards education and societal transformation.
FRANCO AUGUSTO | REEVO
REEVO is an international collective project that since 2012 promotes the collaborative construction of knowledge and networks about alternatives to learning and unconventional educational experiences from a critical, collaborative, open, and non-commercial perspective.
UDI MANDEL | ECOVERSITIES
Ecoversities is about learners and communities reclaiming diverse knowledges, relationships, and imaginations to design new approaches to higher education.
AMANDA JANOO | WEAll WELLBEING ECONOMY ALLIANCE
WEAll is a collaboration of organizations, alliances, movements, and individuals working towards a well-being economy, delivering human and ecological well-being.
GAR ALPEROVITZ | THE NEXT SYSTEM PROJECT
The Next System Project is an initiative of The Democracy Collaborative aimed at bold thinking and action to address the systemic challenges we face now and in coming decades, functioning as a research and development lab for political-economic alternatives.
ASHISH KOTHARI | GLOBAL TAPESTRY OF ALTERNATIVES
The Global Tapestry of Alternatives seeks to build bridges between networks of Alternatives around the globe and promote the creation of new processes of confluence.