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David Korten: Agenda For a New Economy

Sustainable Business Network of Portland and

Real Wealth of Portland: Supporting a More Caring Economy

Announces David Korten Talk MAY 30, 2009.

Portland, Oregon May 30, 2009 - International bestselling author and visionary David Korten will share his inspiring new book Agenda for a New Economy: From Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth.

On Saturday May 30, 2009 at the First Baptist Church, Downtown Portland SW 12th and Taylor, beginning at 5:00 pm will be a celebration of real wealth with community organizations present and light food and drinks provided. At 7:00 pm David Korten will take center stage to present his inspiring new book Agenda for a New Economy: From Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth.

A $5 - $20 donation is requested; however no one is turned away for lack of funds. Continuing the celebration guests are invited to stay around and step outside to view the Starlight Parade as it passes.

David Korten is a leading critic of corporate globalization and a visionary proponent of a planetary system of local living economies. His international best seller When Corporations Rule the World, sometimes referred to as the bible of the historic Seattle WTO protest, helped frame the global resistance against corporate domination. His next book, The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community, illuminates the significance of this resistance by placing it in the historical context of 5,000 years of Empire and the organization of human relationships by dominator hierarchy. David is co-founder and board chair of the Positive Futures Network, which publishes YES! Magazine - A Journal of Positive Futures, founder and president of the People-Centered Development Forum, and a board member of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies. He is also a founding associate of the International Forum on Globalization and a major contributor to its report on Alternatives to Economic Globalization.

This event is for celebrating community organizations and the growing local banking campaign, encouraging citizens to bank locally for the health and wealth of their communities.

Sponsors of this event as of May 19, 2009 include: Real Wealth of Portland, Sustainable Business Network of Portland, KBOO, Alliance for Democracy, Portland Social Forum for a Just Economy, Jobs w Justice, Oregon Fair Trade Campaign, Sweat Free NW, City Repair, Tryon Life Community Farm, Transcend Bodywork, Equity Design, NE PDX Tool Library, Oregon Working Families Party, Community for Earth, New Perspectives Institute, Coalition for a Livable Future, Community Energy Project, Tax Fairness Oregon, Oregonians for Renewable Energy Payments, SEA Change, TransitionPDX, YES! Magazine, Economic Justice Action Group, Bright Neighbor, Rooms for Peace, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom.

Additional information: www.realwealthpdx.org , www.sbnportland.com

ABOUT The Sustainable Business Network of Portland (SBNP) is a non-profit business alliance of locally owned independent businesses, service providers, community organizations and individuals committed to building a more socially, environmentally and financially sustainable local economy. We believe that local businesses play a key role in shaping our community and making it a good place to live and work. We are a local network of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) which represents more than 15,000 entrepreneurs in the U.S. and British Columbia. Our primary goal is to build a strong local network of community-based businesses, non-profit organizations and supportive individuals fostering a truly sustainable local economy in the Portland metropolitan area.

Real Wealth of Portland - The Real Wealth of Portland: Supporting a More Caring Economy a program of The Economic Justice Action Group, First Unitarian Church, Portland, OR 503-475-7509 [email protected] http://www.realwealthpdx.org/