LWV Annual Meeting - 2016

Join the League to watch the feature-length film

Who's Counting?
Marilyn Waring on Sex, Lies and Global Economics, following our annual meeting to be held at 6:00 p.m.

In "Whose Counting" Marilyn Waring demystifies global economics from a feminist perspective.



"Will forever change your perception of justice, economics... Watch this film." Gloria Steinem
 
 

Marilyn Waring is the foremost spokesperson for global feminist economics, and her ideas offer new avenues of approach for political action. With persistence and wit she has succeeded in drawing attention to the fact that GDP has no negative side to its accounts--such as damage to the environment--and completely ignores the unpaid work of women. "Why is the market economy all that counts?" Ms. Waring asks.

In 1975, when she was just 22 years old, she was elected to the New Zealand parliament. She was re-elected three times and eventually brought down the government on the issue of making New Zealand a nuclear free zone.

When she was chairperson of the Public Expenditures Committee, she perfected what she calls the "art of the dumb question." Ever since she has challenged the myths of economics, its elitist stance, and our tacit compliance with political agendas that masquerade as objective economic policy.

 

League members should download the Annual Meeting booklet prior to the 31st and bring a copy along!

WHEN
May 31, 2016 at 7pm - 8:45pm
WHERE
Washington County Free Library, Fletcher Branch
100 S Potomac St
Hagerstown, MD 21740
United States
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CONTACT
Fanny Crawford · · 301-730-1638
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