Green New Economics:
1-4 p.m. Sat., Sept. 7. Carnegie Library Lecture Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland.
Modern Monetary Theory —
Theory Into Action
Business Insider earlier this year that it "absolutely" needs to be "a larger part of our conversation." But there's so much more involved. Learn more at this lecture and panel with economics professor Fadhel Kaboub, and Steven Larchuk, a Pittsburgh attorney, historian, author, and speaker for "urgent action to address the impact of America's 40-year money famine."
If you don't want to show up to the lecture blind, study up by reading this thorough explanatory story Vox put out earlier this year.
Turning Anguish Into Action:
6:30-8 p.m. Tue., Sept. 10. Jeron X Grayson Community Building, 1852 Enoch St., Hill District.
Decreasing Gun Violence, Next Steps
If you agree that "thoughts and prayers" aren't working, join CeaseFirePA and Squirrel Hill Stands Against Violence for a meeting detailing what steps need to be taken to make sure that our state legislature passes stricter gun laws.
Power of the Pen:
6-8 p.m. Tue., Sept. 10. Human Services Building, 1 Smithfield St., Downtown.
Protect Access to SNAP
Join Pittsburgh nonprofit group Just Harvest for its monthly public-action series, which coordinates letter-writing to address public concerns to lawmakers. This month, the Power of the Pen meet-up is encouraging folks to write letters against a new Trump proposal which threatens to remove access to food stamps from thousands of people in Allegheny County.
The Power of the System:
6-8 p.m. Tue., Sept. 10. CKV Suites, 528 North Homewood Ave., Homewood.
Entrepreneurship and Civic Engagement
The ACLU Campaign for Smart Justice is aiming to end mass incarceration across the country by bringing new criminal justice-reform bills. In Pittsburgh, learn more about #SmartJusticeSeptember with presentations from State Rep. Jake Wheatley, Khamil Scantling of Black-owned business directory Cocoapreneur, Vernard Alexander of Minority Network Exchange and CKV, and Hamila Thompson from T3 Consulting and T3 Media. A panel discussion on entrepreneurship, civic engagement, and how to utilize those tools to make an impact and affect change follows.
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