BALLE BC, the Post-Carbon Institute and Shared Vision present author David Korten September 22, 2006 7 p.m. at the Canadian Memorial Centre for Peace.
The Centre is located at 1825 West 16th Avenue, and admission is by donation ($10 suggested).
David Korten’s classic bestseller, When Corporations Rule the World, was one of the first books to articulate the destructive and oppressive nature of the global corporate economy. Now, ten years later, Korten shows that the problem runs deeper than corporate domination — with far greater consequences.
In his new book, The Great Turning, Korten argues that corporate consolidation of power is merely a contemporary manifestation of what he calls “Empire”: the organization of society by hierarchies of domination grounded in violent chauvinisms of race, gender, religion, nationality, language, and class. The result has been the same for 5,000 years, fortune for the few and misery for the many. Increasingly destructive of children, family, community, and nature, the way of Empire is leading to environmental and social collapse. The Great Turning makes the case that we humans are a choicemaking species that at this defining moment faces both the opportunity and the imperative to choose our future as a conscious collective act.
Please Shared Vision this month for our ad, as well as an interview with David. Hope to see you there!
Official Website: http://shared-vison.com
Added by sarahfelicity on September 11, 2006