Majora Carter, Charles Turner, and Michael Shuman spoke at the Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures on October 27, 2007 at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.
Charles Turner is a powerful advocate for a racially, socially, and economically just society. He believes that no one should suffer an unfair burden, be confronted with a limited number of options, or be shut out of
the decisions that most directly affect his or her own life.
Majora Carter has shaped new green spaces where residents can again take pride in their community, giving community members a place to congregate, exercise, and engage with their neighbors. She is a powerful voice for an environmentalism that includes social and economic concerns.
Michael Shuman believes that making the move from global to local business means dispelling the misconception of “bigger is better.” Local production for local consumption decreases the need for advertising, transportation, and the middlemen involved in bringing global goods to market.
|9:30||Registration and coffee|
|10:15||Talk by Majora Carter|
|11:15||Audience response and questions|
|11:45||Lunch – Pre-order brown bag lunch or bring your own|
|1:00||Talk by Charles Turner|
|2:00||Audience response and questions|
|2:45||Talk by Michael Shuman|
|3:45||Audience response and questions|
|4:30||Closing remarks by the speakers|