2014 Summer Workshop Series

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2014 Summer Workshop Series

June 7-August 9, Saturdays from 2-5pm

                                      in Springfield MA

                                               @ the Pioneer Valley Central Labor Council




Typically each summer the Center for Popular Economics puts on its Summer Institute. This year however, we are switching gears and formats, and invite you to join us in our brand new Summer Workshop Series! Please join us for weekly workshops, from June 7th through August 9th, giving CPE’s critical analysis of current issues in the economy and looking at economic alternatives.


Schedule of Workshops

Workshops are open to all and will take place throughout the summer in Springfield, MA at the Pioneer Valley Central Labor Council at 640 Page Boulevard. All workshops will happen on Saturdays from 2-5pm. Light refreshments will be provided.

Saturday June 7: Introduction to CPE’s Political Economy Analysis **(suggested pre-requisite for all workshops)

Saturday June 14: 35 Years of Worsening Labor Conditions- What Can We Do About It?

Saturday June 21: Higher Education in Neoliberal America

Saturday June 28: Local Food, Good Jobs

Saturday July 12: Capitalism and the K-12 School System

Saturday July 19: Global Political Economy of Trade and Immigration

Saturday July 26: National Single Payer Health Insurance- Can We Afford Anything Less?

Saturday August 2: Household Debt, the Foreclosure Crisis, and Resistance

Saturday August 9: Can We Cooperate Out Of This Mess?

A full list of titles, descriptions, dates, and teachers is available here.

Registration Info

To cover labor and overhead costs, each workshop has a suggested donation of $25 per person, with a minimum of $10. For those registering for the entire series, we suggest a $200 donation, with a minimum of $75. For groups and organizations registering 3 or more participants, we suggest an organizational rate of $50 per person. Payment information is available on the registration link.

To register for the workshops, please click this registration link

After registering, you can also RSVP to our Facebook event

For questions, please contact programs@populareconomics.org