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REAL MONEY, REAL POWER
You’re invited to a free event on Thursday, August 8 to learn about participatory budgeting (PB), a new approach to democracy in which community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget. PB gives ordinary people real decision-making power over real money. Come hear from people who are using PB in their own cities to fund the projects needed most in their communities.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 2013
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
GREATER ITHACA ACTIVITIES CENTER
301 WEST COURT ST. ITHACA, NY 14850
Admission is free, but please RSVP.
Bring your family & friends!
Watch a short video about participatory budgeting: http://vimeo.com/65169312
Check out the Participatory Budgeting Project: http://www.participatorybudgeting.org/
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This event is made possible thanks to the generous support of The Natural Leaders Initiative, The Workers’ Center for Tompkins County, The Community Foundation of Tompkins County, GIAC, the Alternatives Federal Credit Union, and the Public Service Center at Cornell University
Literature and Food Justice
Featuring: Professor Helena Maria Viramontes
Thursday, July 25th
7pm – 9pm
116 Ferris Place
Potluck at 6pm
You’re invited to a reading and discussion this Thursday, July 25th at 7:00pm at 116 Ferris Place with Cornell Professor Helena Maria Viramontes. Viramontes is a professor of English at Cornell University. Her powerful writing is based in politics and is grounded in the sociological reality of working-class Latinas. She is the author of The Moths and Other Stories (1985), Under the Feet of Jesus (1995), and her most recent novel, Their Dogs Came with Them (2007).
Please join us at 6pm at 116 Ferris Place for a potluck before the discussion. The potluck and discussion are open to the public and we encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to attend.
The reading and discussion is hosted by the Solutionary Reading and Discussion Series, a project of Summer of Solutions Ithaca focusing on the union of arts and activism, direct education, and recentering environmental struggles around critical analyses of intersectionality. Summer of Solutions Ithaca is an eight week youth-led climate justice program exploring the social roots of the climate crisis and providing our generation with the knowledge and tools needed to weather the oncoming storm.
Summer of Solutions Ithaca is hosting two more major events this summer, and we hope to see you there:
Wednesday, July 31st 7pm – 9pm – Reading and Discussion with Professor Jolene Rickard, Chair of the American Indian Program at Cornell University to discuss Indigenous Issues and Visual Analysis.
Sunday, August 4th 12pm – 6pm – Anti-Oppression Training with Jenna Peters Golden of the Anti-Oppression Resource and Training Alliance (AORTA), a national collective of educators striving to strengthen movements for social justice and the solidarity economy.
To find out more about the reading and discussion series, please email Mary Anne Rojas at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about Summer of Solutions Ithaca or to get involved, please email email@example.com.
The Summer of Solutions Ithaca project is led and run by young people, ages 16-23. You can support program leader stipends and help us continue to provide high quality, free climate justice programming in Ithaca. Please consider donating here.