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We are not planning any in-person events in 2020 or 2021. All upcoming events and meetings will be held online with Zoom. All Praxis members will be informed of these events and they will be announced on our website. Please consider becoming a member and having access to these virtual events and supporting our work.  For Membership, Click Here.           

All sessions in the Planetary Pause series will include a 25-30 minute presentation and an hour for questions and discussion.
Note: During shelter in place, no one will be denied access due to lack of funds. If you cannot afford to pay or need a discount, e-mail us at info@praxispeace.org
                Please Note: Registrations must arrive one half hour prior to event in order to guarantee entrance.

October 30 at 4:00 pm PDT - Discussion Meeting for Praxis Members - Link will be sent.
November 1 at 2:00 pm PST -  Praxis Book Club meets
FRIDAY, November 13 at 4:00 pm PST
$15 for Praxis Members ($20 for non-members) Registration: Click Here

The Latest Information on the State of Public Banks in California 

Why This is Important! AB 310 is Being Considered in the CA State Legislature Now. This legislation is a game changer!

AB 310 paves the path for a California State Public Bank. Authored by Assemblymembers Miguel Santiago and David Chiu, this 2020 session bill expands the lending capacity of the State’s Infrastructure Bank (IBank) by moving 10% of CA’s Pooled Money Investment Account (PMIA) into the IBank’s loan fund. The bill will also convert the IBank into a depository bank able to leverage its capital up to ten times and direct its lending toward a just and equitable economic recovery. In 2019, we passed AB 857, the Public Banking Act, empowering cities and regions to create our own banks. In 2020, economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing local governments across the state to cut staff, services, and vital programs at a time when they are most needed. We urgently need the means to bring desperately needed funds into urban and rural communities ignored by Wall Street banks.

A California State Public Bank can offer emergency lending and credit to community banks and credit unions, rescue small businesses, and help historically marginalized communities. All three panelists also worked within Praxis Peace Institute’s Public Banking group which re-formed after Ellen Brown spoke in Sonoma with Gar Alperovitz in October 2018. This is where Sushil and Chris connected. They are both key team members of the California Public Banking Alliance. We are grateful that they are taking the time to address our audience on Nov. 13th.

Praxis Book!

Uncivil Liberties: Deconstructing Libertarianism

A Praxis Peace Institute book
Uncivil Liberties: Deconstructing Libertarianism

  Taking on the tenets of libertarianism and ideas associated with libertarianism, the authors challenge the American myths that promote rugged individualism, the lone hero, endless economic growth, and American exceptionalism. They explore the role that ideologies play in helping us make sense of the world and revisit the experiment --- still unproved --- of American democracy.

  The six authors place the myths in historical and ideological contexts and explore the makings of civil society, social justice, and economic fairness. One author, who was a libertarian in his youth, deconstructs their philosophy using only their definitions and arguments in a brilliant deconstruction.

Citing successful alternatives to laissez-faire and corporate capitalism, the authors promote existing models that celebrate the dignity of humankind by promoting empathy, cooperation, and respect. This book not only deconstructs, it constructs a possible world using concrete examples that have a proven success rate and high levels of human happiness.
This book is a must-read for anyone invested in modern politics and the future of the United States.

Fill out form on Events page to purchase this book. Click Here.


Friday, Oct. 16 - Uncivil Liberties: The Pitfalls of Libertarianism
Ben Boyce, Gus diZerega, Barry Spector - Moderator: Georgia Kelly

Friday, Oct. 9 - NINA SIMONS
Bioneers: Revolution From the Heart of Nature

Friday, Oct. 2 - DAVID TALBOT
The 2020 Presidential Race, the Back Story and Related Themes from his Books

Thursday, Sept. 24 - THOM HARTMANN
The Hidden History of Monopolies: How Big Business Destroyed the American Dream

Thursday, Sept. 17 - ERIC UTNE
Feeling Hopeless? Embrace it. And, then Take Action

Thursday, Sept. 3 - NORMAN SOLOMON
Report on the Democratic National Convention and Plans for the 2020 Election

Friday, August 21 - GEORGIA KELLY
The Mondragón Cooperatives and Social Transformation

Friday, August 7 - RICHARD TARNAS
Is Humanity Going Through an Initiatory Crisis?

Friday, July 31 - SUSAN NEIMAN
Learning From the Germans

Friday, July 24 - SWAMI BEYONDANANDA, aka Steve Bhaerman

Friday, July 17 - RIANE EISLER, Nurturing Our Humanity, author of "The
Chalice and the Blade

Friday, June 26 - GAYLE MCLAUGHLIN, Former Mayor of Richmond, CA
How a Progressive Alliance Can Change Culture

Friday, June 19 - Economic Cooperation: Worker Ownership in NY, CA, and SPAIN
With Omar Freilla, Ana Aguirre, and Tim Huet

Friday, June 12
Sometimes "Nothing" is a Real Cool Hand, A Philosopher's Perspective

Friday, May 29, 2020
Cooperation Humboldt: A solidarity Economy

May 15, 2020
Progressive Politics and Obstacles in the Democratic Party

Friday, May 7, 2020
Time for a New Good Neighbor Policy, Hands off Latin America

Friday, May 1, 2020
From Emergency to Emergence: Defining the Opportunities

Friday, April 24 - Special Earth Day program on Zoom
Earth Day 50 Under Lockdown: Ecology During and After the Pandemic

Friday, April 17, 2020 - On Praxis Zoom series
on the Mondragón Cooperatives in Spain

Friday, April 10 - On Praxis Zoom series
Beyond Money

Friday, March 27 - On Praxis Zoom series
Cultural Historian

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Sunday, November 10, 2019
GEORGE LAKOFF, Cognitive Scientist, author

June 16 - 22, 2019 - Mondragón, SPAIN
Mondragón Seminar & Tour

Saturday, April 13, 2019
PETER GABEL, author and founder of New College of CA

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
MICHAEL BRUNE, Executive Director of the Sierra Club

Sunday, January 27, 2019
GAYLE MCLAUGHLIN, Former Mayor of Richmond, CA and founder of the California Progressive Alliance

Sunday, December 2, 2018
H. BRUCE FRANKLIN, Cultural Historian and Author

Monday, October 22, 2018
GAR ALPEROVITZ, Historian and Political Economist

October 22, 2018
ELLEN BROWN, Attorney, Co-Founder of the Public Banking Institute, Author

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