Zeitgeist Day 2019 London

Reserve your free ticket here: https://zdaylondon2019.eventbrite.co.uk

The Zeitgeist Movement is a global sustainability advocacy group working through education & explicitly non-violent means to bring the world together for the common goal of human and environmental sustainability. Please join us in London to hear us & as always Z-Day gives members the opportunity to socialise, make new friends, discuss & hopefully put into action your own ideas with many different people. For anyone not familiar with TZM and what it advocates, it is advisable to watch the free online documentary Zeitgeist Moving Forward: https://youtu.be/4Z9WVZddH9wor this 20min Ted talk: https://youtu.be/4mkRFCtl2MI

 

Talks:

In Search of Better Stories | Eric

The awesome power of story and myth to shape our reality and provide us with meaning is undeniable. Alas, the stories that underpin our societal structures: money, power, nation, religion etc. no longer function as binding agents, but serve only to divide and separate us, both from each other and the world at large. We need better ones.

 

“The State of Our Education” | Elaine Meyer-Turner

This talk is going to cover how and why the education system doesn’t work for most, leaving young people feeling pretty worthless with no qualifications. Elaine will also cover things that can be done now to help our youths to succeed in life and become the kind of adults we need in our future, as well as some changes that really need to happen across the whole system, and what we can do to support teachers too.

 

Heading for Extinction (and what to do about it) | Hannah van den Brul

The planet is in ecological crisis: we are in the midst of the sixth mass extinction event this planet has experienced. Scientists believe we may have entered a period of abrupt climate breakdown. This is an emergency. It’s time to rebel! The speaker from Extinction Rebellion will share the latest science on where our planet is heading, discuss some of the current psychology around climate change, and offer solutions through the study of social movements.

 

Beneficial Technology: Beyond Skynet Thinking | Adam Gilliland

A presentation on how the current socioeconomic system uses technology to instil fear and anxiety to control, and how technology, used for social and environmental benefit creates the opposite effect, setting people free to research and explore possibilities’?

 

The Global Redesign Initiative and the Beloved Community | Anna Brodskaya

Will the story of humankind be one of decline or ascension, and what will that look like? The global redesign institute is a transitional idea to not only show people what’s possible but also get them excited and creatively involved in imagining our future. Together, we can design a new system for all of us, by all of us.

 

A Transitionary Enterprise | Andrew Drummond

Following on from last year, this presentation will examine a few sub-systems of a circular economy that can be started independently through small-to-medium enterprises, as a means of transitioning to a fully sustainable economy based on renewable resources, and will share some of the organisational structures that you can use to focus on human wellbeing rather than profit, and still thrive.

 

Transitional Recounting: The Destination & The Path | Adam “Antium” Moloney

In a departure from his usual presentation style, Adam takes us on a journey into a hypothetical future.  Transporting you to a time when we have fully transitioned to an RBE, we explore this wonderous world for what it could be, and retell the story of how we achieved that next stage of socioeconomic evolution.

 

Schedule:
12.00 – Doors open
12.30 – In Search of Better Stories | Eric
13.00 – “The State of Our Education” | Elaine Meyer-Turner
13.30 – Heading for Extinction (and what to do about it) | Hannah van den Brul
14.00 – Beneficial Technology: Beyond Skynet Thinking | Adam Gilliland

14.30 – Break
15.00 – The Global Redesign Initiative and the Beloved Community | Anna Brodskaya
15.30 – A Transitionary Enterprise | Andrew Drummond
16.00 – Transitional Recounting: The Destination & The Path | Adam “Antium” Moloney
16.30 – Questions & Answers with speakers
18.00 – End (space booked upstairs to eat, drink & socialise)

Directions
The Albany is behind Great Portland St Underground Station. The event with will be taking place in the basement known as The Other Place.

Doors open at 12noon and the event will come to an end at 5pm. After the event there will be a space reserved for us upstairs to eat, drink and socialise. The pub has a couple of vegan food options.

Free Admission, but please bring cash for donations!
Even though this is a free event, on the day we will kindly ask for voluntary donations to meet the venue hire fee, TZM UK web hosting fee and the TZM London Meetup fees for a year. As most of you would agree, none of these costs should rest on the shoulders of just one or two people. If 50 people turn up and donated £4-£5 each, we would cover these fees. Please remember to bring cash on the day. Many future thanks

Seating Arrangements
This event operates on a first come first served basis, people who register a place are not guaranteed a seat. Its recommended that you come early to get a seat. Reason being is that people have a tendency to book free tickets/register and not show up, which would in turn prevent other people from filling those seats. There will be 60 seats with a clear view of the screen & presenter, but there also may be a few extra seats with a partial view. The bar in the same room will be serving drinks between talks.

There might be a live stream via the official TZM UK Facebook page, but we cannot say for sure at this time.

Calling all activists!
We will have thousands of TZM leaflets and hundreds of official DVDs of Zeitgeist Moving Forward and Zeitgeist Addendum up for grabs on the day. Please take some and share with others.

Due to this event being held in the basement bar via stairs only, there will be no wheelchair access unfortunately. This was the only venue we found within our budget in central London. Sorry for the inconvenience.
If anyone has special needs, disability requirements etc. or any other queries please email here: tzmukofficialchannel@gmail.com

Big thanks to @upbeetgraphics (https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/upbeetgraphics) for the work on the ZDay poster.

https://zdaylondon2019.eventbrite.co.uk
www.facebook.com/groups/TZMLondonChapter
www.meetup.com/Zeitgeist-Movement-London
www.TheZeitgeistMovement.com



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