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Narratives of Poverty and Homelessness: A Public Discussion

On Thursday, September 20, 2018, from 4:00 – 5:30, Tackling T.I.N.A. will host its first public discussion of the semester. This free public event focuses on how personal narratives can reveal and disrupt exploitative housing practices. For this discussion, we will consider the…

Facing Stigmas and Getting Stuck: A Public Discussion

On Thursday, October 18, 2018, from 4:00 – 5:30, Tackling T.I.N.A. will host its second public discussion of the semester. This free public event focuses on how poor and working-class families get stuck in long-term cycles of poverty. For this discussion, we will consider…

Alternative Financial Institutions: A Public Discussion

On Thursday, November 15, 2018, from 4:00 – 5:30, Tackling T.I.N.A. will host its third and final public discussion of the semester. This free public event focuses on alternative financial and housing models, from co-ops and communes to land banks and community land trusts. For…

Summer Reading: Marge Piercy

Tackling T.I.N.A. is excited to announce that The Longings of Women by Marge Piercy is officially our summer reading selection. You can obtain a copy of Longings for as little as $3.00 (including shipping) on Bookfinder. Those who wish to join us for our summer reading…

Sustaining Local Communities: A Public Conversation

On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, from 4:00 – 5:30, Tackling T.I.N.A. will host its third and final public discussions of the semester. As part of an ongoing effort to challenge the dominant narrative that “there is no alternative” to capitalism, this free event focuses on…

Building a Better Future

On Wednesday, March 28, 2018, from 4:00 – 5:30, Tackling T.I.N.A. will host its second of three public discussions of the semester. As part of an ongoing effort to challenge the dominant narrative that “there is no alternative” to capitalism, this free event focuses on…

Storytelling as a Strategy for Change

On Wednesday, February 14 from 4:00 – 5:30, Tackling T.I.N.A. will host its first of three public discussions. As part of an ongoing effort to challenge the dominant narrative that “there is no alternative” to capitalism, this free event focuses on how storytelling can…

Disrupting the Economic War Machine

Last time, we spent a significant amount of time discussing the importance of talking with people about their lived experiences within capitalism. For instance, we pondered what kinds of narratives the people of Bethlehem might tell about the death of Bethlehem Steel. Thus,…

Deconstructing the Capitalist within Ourselves

This week we will delve into a subject that is particularly close to my own academic and political priorities: figuring out why, despite knowing the many negative consequences of capitalism, many of us still participate in its activities every day, often even enjoying…

Rediscovering Exchange: Alternative Economies and Currencies

This week we will be taking a look at alternative ways to organize economic activity. This involves both rethinking who holds decision-making power when it comes to financial decisions as well as reimagining what counts as money. First, we ask that you read…

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