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Marjorie Kelly: Making of a Democratic Economy

Thursday, July 25 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Event is happening at the Impact Hub Boston 50 Milk Street 15th Floor, Boston, Massachusetts 02109

Co-sponsors: The Democracy Collaborative, Impact Hub Boston

Join Marjorie Kelly, Senior Fellow and Executive Vice President of The Democracy Collaborative, to celebrate the release of her new book.

From Ted Howard, co-founder of the Democracy Collaborative, and Marjorie Kelly, author of The Divine Right of Capital and Owning our Future, The Making of a Democratic Economy is a clarion call for a movement ready to get serious about transforming our economic system. Illuminating the principles of a democratic economy through the stories of on-the-ground community wealth builders and their unlikely accomplices in the halls of institutional power, this book is a must read for everyone concerned with how we win the fight for a economy that’s equitable, not extractive.

The event starts at 7PM with an introduction from Chuck Collins, Director the Program on Inequality and the Common Good at the Institute for Policy Studies. After Marjorie’s book talk and Q&A, we invite you to stick around for an reception to keep the conversation going.

Praise for The Making of a Democratic Economy:

It’s not enough to imagine another world is possible, we need to feel and taste it. Kelly and Howard give us the concrete stories we need to truly believe in this new world.

—Naomi Klein, author No Is Not Enough, This Changes Everything, and No Logo

Marjorie Kelly inspired the B Corp movement with The Divine Right of Capital; now she and Ted Howard have pointed the way toward what’s next. The Making of a Democratic Economy is a must-read. I am blown away by this book.

—Jay Coen Gilbert, cofounder, B Lab, the nonprofit behind the B Corporation movement

An insightful, moving, energizing book, just what America needs now more than ever. Kelly and Howard enable us to see that indeed there is life—good life—beyond our brutal form of capitalism, and it is already emerging. Bravo!

—Frances Moore Lappé, author Diet for a Small Planet, and Daring Democracy: Igniting Power, Meaning and Connection for the America We Want

Kelly and Howard offer the insight that our democratic principles and our economic vitality don’t need to be in constant contradiction. For the future health of our planet and its citizens, we need to democratize our market-driven economy by creating ownership structures that, by their very nature, lead to more sustainable, generative outcomes. This powerful book shines a light on the practical paths so many are searching for today.

—Dan Wolf, Cape Air CEO and former Massachusetts State Senator

This is an important book. It builds on growing recognition that systemic transformation is needed, providing a roadmap to understanding that democracy is at the core of building flourishing economies needed for a flourishing future. We all need to deeply learn from the many examples and lessons of this book and work together to create whole systems change. The Making of a Democratic Economy provides an invaluable guide to how that can happen.

—Sandra Waddock, Galligan Chair of Strategy, Boston College


Thursday 25 July 2019
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Impact Hub Boston
50 Milk Street 15th Floor
Boston, Massachusetts 02109
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