Public forums in BC with Richard Smith, March 2014


See below the videotap of the VESG public forum with Richard Smith held at the locations below:

**Vancouver March 24**      ** Victoria March 26**     **Gabriola Island March 28**

Vancouver evening event, March 24

Corporations are relentlessly cooking the climate, wiping out life on earth, and driving us off the cliff to ecological collapse.  Can this be stopped? Can our capitalist economic system be made to respect humans and the environment? Is there any better alternative to capitalism?

Richard Smith is a university lecturer, member of the 'System Change Not Climate Change' network in New York City, author of many articles including 'Capitalism and the destruction of life on earth: Six theses to save the humans'. His forthcoming book is 'To save the humans, turn the world upside down'.

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Date: Monday, March 24, 2014, 7 pm – 9 pm

Location: Vancouver Public Library,  350 W. Georgia St. (corner Homer St.)

Organized by Vancouver Ecosocialist Group. Vancouver event co-sponsored by Department of Anthropology/Sociology, Simon Fraser University.

More info at 604-773-8393                Go here for printable posters: one, two

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Victoria evening event , March 26, 7 pm - 9pm

Gabriola Island evening event, March 28, 7 pm - 9 pm

Vancouver afternoon event, March 25, 2 pm - 3:30 pm, SFU Harbour Center