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Conference: Confronting Inequality: Alternative Economies, Resilient Communities

April 2, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Confronting Inequality imageDelve into a conversation at the Rothko Chapel with spiritual leaders, academics, activists, and artists at the discussions of Confronting Inequality: Alternative Economies, Resilient Communities from Thursday, March 31st through Sunday, April 3rd. A contemplative practice from the Bon-Buddhist tradition will be led by Geshe Denma Gyaltsen, Resident Teacher at Ligmincha Texas Institute for the Tibetan Meditative and Healing Arts on Friday at 6:30pm. Available on Saturday from 2–4pm are Plant it Forward Tours and the Farmers Market at the University of St. Thomas Farm, and at 6:15pm, a performance by Voices Breaking Boundaries.

Join M. NourbeSe Philip on Sunday at 2:30pm for a poetry reading. There will be food from Cuchara, SweetCup, and Yeti Sunshine, music, a bookstore, and artistic experiences on the grounds Saturday and Sunday.

Author, conservationist, and activist Terry Tempest Williams will be the keynote speaker.

But be sure to catch IPSer Janet Redman at the session, THE RISE OF THE GREEN ECONOMY: Environmental Sustainability, Development, and Equity, Saturday, April 2, 4pm:

  • Margaret Swedish is a writer, speaker, advocate for ecological wholeness, a culture worker, and spiritual seeker.
  • Janet Redman is the Director of the Climate Policy Program at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC, where she provides analysis of the international financial institutions’ energy investment and carbon finance activities.
  • Jim Blackburn is a practicing environmen¬tal lawyer and Professor of the Practice in Environmental Law in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Rice University where he serves as the Director of the Undergraduate Minor in Energy and Water Sustainability.
  • Makani Themba is the Chief Strategist at Higher Ground Change Strategies.

Moderator Tom Ricker is the Director of Communications at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church.

All programs of the conference are free and open to the public with a $10 suggested donation. Please register.


Netfa Freeman, IPS


Rothko Chapel
3900 Yupon Street
Houston, TX 77006 United States
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