Essential Knowledge for Transition

Why are we working harder but feel less secure? Why are the benefits going to a small percentage of the population? Can we make the economy more compassionate and just?

Enjoy a fascinating and eye-opening look at our current economic and monetary system, how it affects us, and what we can do. The three part series will give you answers, get you thinking, and inspire you.

Each session is separate and can stand alone, but come to all for the full story. If you missed a session, we’ll have a video available soon.

Sunday Sept 13 noon-2pm: Part 1: Money and banking
What’s behind the money and banking system, and why does it wield so much power? Learn the surprising story about how money is created – and the results.

Sunday Oct 18 noon-2pm: Part 2: Our economic system
Why are most people working harder, but fewer are benefiting? How can we move beyond growth-at-all costs to a more compassionate and just society?

Sunday Oct 25: noon-2pm Part 3: Our financial system
Why is financial capital divorced from productive activity, and how can we fix it? Learn how communities are transforming investment to be local, democratic, and productive.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Redwood City, 2124 Brewster, Redwood City
12-2pm, Main sanctuary, refreshments served, child care provided

Donation: $10 per session (no one turned away for lack of funds). Go here to register in advance: (register for each session separately). If you can’t register in advance, just show up on the day.

Marco Vangelisti was a Fulbright scholar in mathematics and economics at UC Berkeley. He managed investment equity portfolios for large foundations and endowments before leaving the finance industry in 2009 to focus on positive change. He helped form the Slow Money Northern California chapter and now shares his knowledge, experience, and vision with communities around the country. More info at

Sponsored by the Social Action and Adult Education committees of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Redwood City, Transition Palo Alto, and Human Agenda

Click for the flyer: Marco flyer 2015


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