Part of SELC's Rethinking Home Teach-in Series
Fixing the housing crunch isn't easy, but there is a permaculture solution. Dave Giesen, economist and playwright, makes the case for socializing the rent of land in a hands-on, interactive seminar that identifies the value of what real estate agents mean by "location, location, location" as the lynch-pin in a holistic, sustainable economy.
We'll also welcome Ben Grieff, Campaign Director for Evolve Prop 13, to discuss the California Prop 13 reform campaign as an example of Geogist social philosophy in practice.
Join us for this lively, provocative, and practical conversation, asking: "Is there one good reason one human being should pay another for merely occupying land itself?"
David Giesen teaches Land Use Economics at the Henry George School in San Francisco. He's also a well-paid playwright who tackles land and society themes in his canon of successful one-act plays. And beginning this fall he'll be heading up sailing lessons at Aquatic Park in San Francisco.
Ben Grieff, Campaign Director and Spokesperson for Evolve, graduated from Boston University in 2006 and began his organizing career right away by working to unionize healthcare workers in Massachusetts. Since then he has fundraised for various non-profit organizations, directed canvass operations and done electoral field organizing. Prior to working with Evolve, Ben ran a telephone outreach project for the San Francisco Democratic Party and Labor Council during the fall 2010 election cycle. Aside from being a political junkie Ben enjoys hiking and wildlife photography.
Other upcoming workshops in SELC's Rethinking Home Teach-In Series:
Legal Basics: How to Start an Ecovillage, Oct. 8th, 7pm, Impact Hub Berkeley, Berkeley
Legalizing Tiny Homes: The Ten-Year Plan (event page coming soon), Dec. 3, 6pm, LOL Makerspace, Oakland
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