SCHEDULE OF ACTIONS:
Friday, 12:30 at Michigan and Wacker: Rally and political theater event.
As AEA members head to lunch with colleagues in fancy downtown restaurants, Occupy the AEA will invite them to step down from their ivory and share a meal with a member of the 99% Affected by their neo-liberal economic policies instead. We will be offering them RAHM-en noodles as our treat.
Then the 99% spokespeople will deliver their personal stories of how their lives have been harmed by the economic policies of the 1%.
Friday, 2:30/3:00 March from Palmer House (17 E Monroe) to Rally at Michigan and Wacker.
Members of the URPE leaving their luncheon conference will march to the rally where economic speakers outside the narrow mainstream carved by the AEA will provide alternative economic theories and real solutions to the problems we face that are exacerbated and in some cases caused by the AEA.
On Friday and Saturday, Roosevelt University will host the People’s Economic Conference, a series of workshops highlighting divergent and alternative views which offer concrete solutions to the country’s economic problems.
PEOPLE'S ECONOMIC CONFERENCE SCHEDULE:
Friday 1/6 3:30-5:30 at Roosevelt University (430 S Michigan 3rd floor)
3:30-4:30 - "The Political Economy of Human Capital" with Nancy Folbre, Professor of Economics at UMass-Amherst who also works with the Center for Popular Economics.
4:30-5:30 - "Monetary Reform" with Steve Zarlenga, Director American Monetary Institute Monetary.org, author "The Lost Science of Money", author of the "American Monetary Act" that is now before Congress as the National Emergency Employment Defense Act (NEED) sponsored by Dennis Kucinich and John Conyers that calls for the nationalization of the Federal Reserve under the Department of Treasury, and the elimination of fractional reserve lending.
These events are sponsored by Occupy Chicago, the direct action committee, CACHE, the URPE and the CPEG. We welcome participation and involvement from all individuals as well as: Occupy El Barrio, Ocupy the South Side, Occupy Roger’s Park, the Occupy Chicago Labor Committee, The Iraq Veterans Against the War, Jobs With Justice and Stand Up! Chicago.
Statement from URPE supporting the Occupy movement: http://tinyurl.com/6mwxxws