Political economist Laurence Brahm thinks the global economy needs mending. We think we already knew that, but Brahm presents ideas on how to address the issues in his latest work, Fusion Economics.
"Brahm is one of those unsung heroes who was changing the world for the better, and influencing various governments in most positive ways, long before ecological economics and social enterprise became fashionable turns of phrase," reads one review, from Earth Intelligence Network CEO Robert David Steele. Expect Brahm to discuss lessons we can apply from regions like Vietnam and the Himalayas, insights on closing the international wealth gap, and where we might be headed on a macro scale.
Fusion Economics, Fixing the International Economy, Tue, Mar 31, 7:30pm, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5
What's Seattle's biggest joke on April Fool's Day 2015? The fact that the University of Washington is trying to get out of raising the minimum wage as one of Seattle's biggest employers! On Wednesday morning, UW Academic Workers for a Democratic University are organizing an on-campus rally in solidarity with the university's low wage workers.
The UW estimates that salary adjustments could impact some 16,600 workers, at a cost of some $22.5 million. On top of tuition hikes, that's a lot of withheld wage money–it's no wonder undergraduates in particular are causing a ruckus.
Advance Notice for April 8
Black Lives Matter: Humanity Not Negotiable
Black Lives Matter: Humanity Not Negotiable is a space for local activists to comment on the impact of state violence on Black lives through visual art. The Columbia City Gallery's latest installment showcases art by activists like Afam Ayika (who spoke out against the youth jail decision in February), and is curated by one of my favorite journalists, Naomi Ishisaka. Artists will be responding to the Trayvon Martin killing, the non-indictments in the Michael Brown and Eric Garner killings. Powerful stuff.
The gallery will open on April 8 and continue through May 17.
Send the details to Atoosa Moinzadeh at [email protected]