Hunger Games and Real World Economic Injustice

Saturday, April 28, 2012 @ 2:30pm

Event Info


UIC Forum

725 W Roosevelt Rd.





Chicago Public Media - WBEZ 91.5FM

The Public Square at the Illinois Humanities Council

The UIC Social Justice Initiative

Some critics see the Hunger Games as an allegory for today: staggering world poverty amidst growing economic inequality. This panel will explore real world economic injustices and  possibilities for creating a more equitable and fair system locally and globally. Join us to take a closer look at globalism, militarism and the impact of the economic crisis.

This event is taking place as part of WBEZ's Global Activism Expo 2012, which gathers literally hundreds of Chicago-area global activists - all featured guests of Worldview's Global Activism Series - each providing ways you can immediately get involved and join their efforts.

Panelists will include:

Mark Weisbrot, Co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, columnist for The Guardina Unlimited (U.K.) and Brazil's largest newspaper, Folha de Sao Paulo, and president of Just Foreign Policy

Kathy Kelly, Co-coordinator of Creative Voices for Non-violence and author of Other Lands Have Dreams: from Baghdad to Pekin Prison

Toussaint Losier, a doctoral candidate in history at the University of Chicago and a Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign organizer