Sunday, October 25, 2020 is the date of the 40th Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures, sponsored by the Christopher Reynolds Foundation. Kali Akuno and George Monbiot will speak addressing the topic “Land as a Commons: Building the New Economy.” The virtual event will take place from 1pm to 4pm Eastern Daylight Time. The two talks and the live-streamed discussion following will be free to all registered.
The topic is land access, the problems generated by a concentration of ownership, and ways of creating a more fair and equitable system. The Schumacher Center’s own response to the inequities in land access is to call for a voluntary gifting of land into regional community land trusts where its use can be allocated through lease agreements in a socially determined manner outside of market forces.
We expect a large international audience for the 40th Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures, the first to be held virtually. Save the date!