URPE Summer Conference/Retreat
This year's summer conference is being organized in conjunction with the Occupy Wall Street movement. It will be held August 10 - 13, 2012, at Epworth Center in High Falls, New York.
The goal of this year's conference is to bring together radical political economists and Occupy activists from around the country (some people are both) to explore transformative strategies and alternatives to capitalism and the status quo. The Occupy movement demands of all of us that we bring together theory and practice. Thus the conference will explore the power of the 1%, what it is based on, and how this power is exercised, economically, politically and militarily, both within the United States and internationally. At the same time, it will explore the challenges that the Occupy movement is raising to this power and the new ways in which it is addressing this through its practice to bring about a just society, free of exploitation and oppression. Since the design of this year's conference structure endeavors to be collaborative between Occupy and URPE, it can and will be adjusted as the conference date nears, in order to reflect the interests and needs of the participants.
We will once again be at the beautiful Epworth Center in High Falls, New York.
Watch our new summer conference video below or click here.