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Econowha?! - Introduction to Economic Justice Evening Course

28 February 2019 - 4 April 2019

'Econo...wha?' is a 6 week evening course designed for people who have an interest in learning more about economics from a global justice perspective.

The economic system we live in does not serve the majority of the people and it has brought the planet to crisis point in terms of environmental destruction and climate change. Many of us feel that economics is too complicated to understand, however we all participate in the economy in some way so we all have a right to have an opinion on economics.

Through the course we hope to uncover different perspectives on key economic concepts and explore topics including:

  • the impact of financialistion

  • why do debt crises keep happening around the globe

  • the role of corporations in paying tax

  • the challenge of economic growth versus environmental sustainability

  • the link between the economy, inequality and well-being

  • the role of citizens, communities and governments in creating economic alternatives that put people and the planet ahead of profit

 

The themes we’ll explore connect the experiences of people living in Ireland and Europe with people all over the world, and put the voices of communities in struggle, and social movement participants to the fore.

We believe in the importance of more people getting involved in conversations about how our economic system works as well as imagining how it could work better so the course is designed to create and support these conversations.

Course dates:

  • Thursday 28th February, 6.30 - 8.30pm
  • Thursday 7th March, 6.30 - 8.30pm
  • Thursday 14th March, 6.30 – 8.30pm
  • Thursday 21st March, 6.30 – 8.30pm
  • Thursday 28th March, 6.30 – 8.30pm
  • Thursday 4th April, 6.30 – 8.30pm

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Venue

Comhlamh, 12 Parliament Street, Dublin 2

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