Thursday, December 20th: Creative Financial Literacies: Speaking a Local Dialect

Creative Financial Literacies: Speaking a Local Dialect
Museum of Arts and Design (2 Columbus Circle, Manhattan)
7pm
Free, suggested museum admission from 6-9pm every Thursday

Impelled by consumer credit crises, many governments are introducing market-focused financial literacy programs. But what kinds of literacies are most needed for a sustainable, convivial economy? This talk illustrates how barter and sharing create new literacies for security and prosperity, and examines the challenge of combining different kinds of economic knowledge.

Mary-Beth Raddon is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, where she writes and teaches about the politics of money, experiments with local currencies, and the cultural economy of gifts.

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