This may be of interest to some of you in the community who want to take a proactive stance with this subject.
On Friday, January 31, Meaningful Movies of Renton presents An Exploration of Alternative Economics: Two perspectives on Money, Economics, and Radical Trust.
First, we present Charles Eisenstein on Sacred Economics. Sacred Economics traces the history of money from ancient gift economies to modern capitalism, revealing how the money system has contributed to alienation, competition, and scarcity, destroyed community, and necessitated endless growth.
Today, these trends have reached their extreme – but in the wake of their collapse, we may find great opportunity to transition to a more connected, ecological, and sustainable way of being.
Second, we present musician Amanda Palmer on The Art of Asking. Today, many people are trading music for free and record companies as well as some musicians are up in arms about it. Amanda Palmer has a different perspective.
Don’t make people pay for music, says Amanda Palmer: Let them. In a passionate talk that begins in her days as a street performer, she examines the new relationship between artist and fan.
Summing up her business model, in which she views her recorded music as the digital equivalent of street performing, she says: “I firmly believe in music being as free as possible. Unlocked. Shared and spread. In order for artists to survive and create, their audiences need to step up and directly support them.”
“A lot of people are confused by the idea of no hard sticker price [on my music]. They see it as an unpredictable risk, but I see it as trust.”
Moving beyond the environmental and economic crises we face requires an new approach to economics. After the two films, we will discuss ways to move away from the economics of separation to an economics of connection and radical trust.
Come join us for what should be an invigorating and inspiring conversation. We need your voice.
This event is held at the Sustainable Renton Office located in the Renton Highlands neighborhood at 970 Harrington Ave NE Renton 98056
Hope to see you there.
This past weekend, the Sustainable Renton Board of Directors had a mini-retreat to look back over our accomplishments of 2013, and to look forward to what lies ahead in 2014. We also took the time to change up our Board to add some new energy, and to let some of our leaders step back into supporting roles.
The 2014 Sustainable Renton Board of Directors:
Preston Glidden, Co-President
Lara Randolph, Co-President
Amanda Holt, Treasurer/Secretary
Chris Conkling, Social Media Coordinator
We are looking forward to many exciting things in the year ahead.