Monday, June 26, 2006

The Great Turning

David Korten is speaking in Lexington over the next couple of days.
I have heard great things about his book, When Corporations Rule the World.

WHAT:
Author David Korten speaking on THE GREAT TURNING Empire to Earth Community

WHEN:
7:00 p.m. Monday, June 26
& Tuesday, June 27
Earth Community Dialogues on Regional Sustainability
9 a.m. Earth Community Dialogue #1
7 p.m. Earth Community Dialogue #2

WHERE:
Lexington Central Library
140 E. Main St.
Lexington

for more information read this article from Yes! Magazine.
here's a piece from the 'great turning' website:

We stand at a critical moment in Earth’s history, a time when humanity must choose its future. As the world becomes increasingly interdependent and fragile, the future at once holds great peril and great promise. To move forward we must recognize that in the midst of a magnificent diversity of cultures and life forms we are one human family and one Earth community with a common destiny. We must join together to bring forth a sustainable global society founded on respect for nature, universal human rights, economic justice, and a culture of peace.

2 comments:

robbie said...

we heard him speak in tijuana in january. he's definitely worth hearing, i think.

ryan k said...

Robbie,
You couldn't find anything better to do in Tijuana than to hear an old man talking about the end of the world? Please see my blog for photographs detailing sixty-eight things you could have been doing during that lecture.
Ryan
PS I got to hear the last half hour of this man talking and I have to admit that I am pretty pumped up to be living right now when the stuff is actively hitting the fan. It made me glad to belong to this community. I have more words right now than I want to put into a machine. Let these suffice: Thank you.