Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Free Screening of Documentary
The Next American Revolution 
Monday, May 19, 7 PM
Coffeed Cafe in Long Island City, Queens 

Resilience NYC Meetup is hosting a free screening of the documentary The Next American Revolution on Monday, May 19, 7 PM, at Coffeed Cafe.  Located at 37-18 Northern Blvd., LIC, NY 11101, near the 36th St. stop on R & M trains, Coffeed is just a few minutes from midtown Manhattan, downstairs from Brooklyn Grange. No charge to attend. Free homemade pastries and coffee provided. It will be followed by facilitated discussion about themes in the film.

It's clear that the American economic and political system is in crisis: from wage stagnation and chronic unemployment to unchecked corporate and state power and growing inequality.   Here's one of the few analyses that offer practical, politically viable solutions to these problems. The documentary "The Next American Revolution," featuring historian and political economist Gar Alperovitz, points to efforts already under way in thousands of communities across the U.S., from co-ops and community land trusts to municipal, state, and federal initiatives that promote entrepreneurship and sustainability. (47 minutes)

Alperovitz marshals years of research to show how bottom-up strategies can work to check monopolistic corporate power, democratize wealth, and empower communities.  The film is based on his book, "What Then Must We Do?" Alperovitz has served as a legislative director in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, and as a special assistant in the Department of State. See more at:

‟Alperovitz imagines a new way of living together, and then brings that vision back into reality with a set of eminently practical ideas that promise a truly democratic society.”
—the late Howard Zinn, Boston University

Next month: In Transition 2.0, June 9

This is part of a unique series of monthly free events taking place this winter and spring at Coffeed.  Films about our interwoven challenges are followed by facilitated discussion. The last event of the season at Coffeed will be Monday, June 9, with In Transition 2.0.  The Transition Movement aims to build community resilience in the face of peak oil, climate change and the economic crisis.

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