The New Economy Law and Policy Forum is a global educational platform for ideas about system change. Our aim is to deepen public understanding and provide action items for those interested in long-term change to the political economy to make it more sustainable, just, and democratic. The sessions are free and open to the public, at Vermont Law School and online.
Today’s political economic system is misaligned to meet the imperatives to rapidly reduce greenhouse gases and to share wealth more equitably at home and abroad. The new economy movement has emerged to provide an alternative system where ecological integrity, social justice, and vibrant democracy are central.
Localize It: What Resilience Looks Like
A two-day solutions focused gathering for leaders and community members engaged in accelerating a localizing movement in our region. We are working on systemic renewal in an age of climate crisis, economic injustice, and frayed democratic systems. BALE (Building A Local Economy) is leading this session.
featuring Frances Moore Lappe, Jonathan Rosenthal, Helena Norberg Hodge, Sherri Mitchell, and more
Oct. 21 and 22, 2017
Sat from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sun from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Transform Politics: Reform Campaign Finance
Foreign money and corporate money in American politics have long threatened American democracy, but in recent years, the threat has become overwhelming. Citizens United, the Supreme Court case that redefined corruption, has had a massive impact on our politics in just 7 years. Is Donald Trump taking foreign money in direct violation of the Constitution?
featuring Zephyr Teachout, moderated by James Gustave “Gus” Speth
Nov. 20, 2017 @ 5:15 p.m.learn more