sustainability

Robert Jensen on Media Consumption Crisis

University of Texas Professor Robert Jensen will speak on “Media Consumption Crises.” Jensen will discuss the relationship of hyper-mediated culture and mass-marketed consumption to social and ecological crises. How do contemporary news and entertainment media shape our understanding of self and society? How does contemporary consumerism affect the larger living world? How should we understand the multiple, cascading crises of our time? Jensen, who teaches in the School of Journalism, is the author of Plain Radical: Living, Loving, and Learning to Leave the Planet Gracefully. Location: Austin Community College, Pinnacle Campus, 10th Floor Conference Room, 7748 Highway 290 West, Austin Filmed and Edited by Jeff Zavala and Grace Alfar Austin Indymedia http://austin.indymedia.org

Interview with Robert Jensen on Media Consumption Crisis

This interview features Dr. Robert Jensen with an in-depth look at current societal concerns nationally and on the global stage. University of Texas Professor Robert Jensen speaks on “Media Consumption Crises.” Jensen discusses the relationship of hyper-mediated culture and mass-marketed consumption to social and ecological crises. How do contemporary news and entertainment media shape our understanding of self and society? How does contemporary consumerism affect the larger living world? How should we understand the multiple, cascading crises of our time? Jensen, who teaches in the School of Journalism, is the author of Plain Radical: Living, Loving, and Learning to Leave the Planet Gracefully. Location: Austin Community College, Pinnacle Campus, 10th Floor Conference Room, 7748 Highway 290 West, Austin Filmed and Edited by Jeff Zavala and Grace Alfar Austin Indymedia http://austin.indymedia.org

Robert Jensen on Capitalism v. Christianity: A Tale of Two Cults

Challenging the conventional wisdom of many secular and religious folk. University of Texas at Austin, Professor of Journalism, Dr. Robert Jensen argues that faith in the Cult of Capitalism is irrational and that a commitment to a reformulated Cult of Christianity (along with other religious traditions) is rational as we face up to the corrosive effects of modern life on human nature and the destructive effects of modern life on nature. As inequality and ecological collapse intensify, where do we look for values based on solidarity and sustainability? This talk is part of the First Unitarian Universalist Church’s weekly Public Affairs Forum. Location: First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover Ave., Austin 78756 Produced / Edited by Jeffry Zavala. Videography by Grace Alfar, Jeff Zavala, & Michelle Dougherty. An Austin Indymedia Production. http://Austin.Indymedia.org

Interview with Robert Jensen on Capitalism v. Christianity: A Tale of Two Cults

In an interview with Robert Jensen on Capitalism v. Christianity, He challenges the conventional wisdom of many secular and religious folk. University of Texas at Austin, Professor of Journalism, Dr. Robert Jensen argues that faith in the Cult of Capitalism is irrational and that a commitment to a reformulated Cult of Christianity (along with other religious traditions) is rational as we face up to the corrosive effects of modern life on human nature and the destructive effects of modern life on nature. As inequality and ecological collapse intensify, where do we look for values based on solidarity and sustainability?

This talk is part of the First Unitarian Universalist Church’s weekly Public Affairs Forum.
Location: First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover Ave., Austin 78756

Produced / Edited by Jeffry Zavala.
Videography by Grace Alfar, Jeff Zavala, & Michelle Dougherty.

An Austin Indymedia Production.
http://Austin.Indymedia.org

Donate to Orun Center's Greening the Ghetto's kickstarter page!

PLEASE HELP OUT THE ORUN CENTER OF CULTURAL ARTS/PROJECT ABUNDANT LIFE SO THE GREENING THE GHETTO PROGRAM CAN BEGIN!

www.kickstarter.com/projects/739149323/greening-the-ghetto

 

Project Abundant Life offers Capoeira Angola, Dance, Discipline and Life Projects that combine innovative social change with beautiful and historic art forms. Our projects provide an innovative approach to long-standing inner-city problems while teaching the values of good for goodness sake. It is our vision that underprivileged youth in East Austin, will be given the opportunity to learn the knowledge needed in order to live in peace with nature and each other.

 

The pictures on our kickstarter page are of the Orun Center of Cultural Arts, the location of the Greening the Ghetto garden. The center offers Capoeira Angola classes, hosts a variety of events, and generally generates a spiritual consciousness in the community. When the Orun Center started almost two years ago, the back yard was an asphalt parking lot. With lots of hard work all the asphalt is gone and we are doing what we can with our few funds to turn our yard into a garden!

Our mission is to build a community garden at the Orun Center and start an after-school program in which youth will learn, by hand, the values of growing organic health food in their own neighborhood. They will be turning compost, planting seeds, taking care of the garden, and then delivering the food to elders in the community. This way, youth can be empowered by learning through action that there is another way to live. As well as building a garden, we are planning on buying a bus. This will be a giant step in establishing our youth travel program. This project will allow youth to experience different cultures outside their immediate community safely under adult supervision. This will also allow youth to take advantage of nature and science programs in other cities. For this program, we will bring children who have little or no means of transportation to farms and community centers like the Orun Center outside of Austin. This way, they can make connections with others who are organizing for sustainability for all. 

 

www.kickstarter.com/projects/739149323/greening-the-ghetto 

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