The 8th Annual Global ‘Zeitgeist Day’ Symposium Promotes Sustainability, Global Unity, and a Post-Scarcity Society
ATHENS, Greece, Jan. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ – Recognized as the largest grassroots social movement in the world with chapters in over 60 Countries, The Zeitgeist Movement announces its 8th annual ‘Zeitgeist Day’ (“ZDay”) global awareness campaign. The main event will be held in Athens, Greece at the Danaos Theater, March 26th, 2016. The main event also occurs in tandem with numerous parallel, sister events occurring around the globe in the same weekend. Prior main events have been documented by news agencies, including the New York Times and Huffington Post, with speakers and attendees coming fromaround the world to discuss the state of society and how to improve it.
The daylong 2016 symposium will address some of the most pressing social issues of our time, with key lectures from TZM founder Peter Joseph, journalist Abby Martin, Georgios Papanikolaou of the P2P Foundation, Peter Gruber of Copiosis and more.
Focusing on transitioning society into one of post-scarcity, emphasizing social and environmental justice, the topics of discussion will include the role of technology, the latest understandings in public health science, critical factors for sustainability, transition steps such as universal basic income, and the structural incapacity of market capitalism to address current problems, holding progress back. The purpose of The Zeitgeist Movement is to assist global transition into a new social model based upon the pursuit of social equality, sustainability and abundance.
ZDay Official Website: www.zdayglobal.org
TZM Official Website: www.thezeitgeistmovement.com
A. Kndnoiaq 109 (METPO I’lavépuou),
Date: March 26th 2016
About TZM: The Zeitgeist Movement is a global sustainability activist group working to bring the world together for the common goal of species sustainability before it is too late. Divisive notions such as nations, governments, races, political parties, religions, creeds or class are non-operational distinctions in the view of The Movement. Rather, we recognize the world as one system and the human species as a singular unit, sharing a common habitat. http://www.thezeitgeistmovement.com/
Apart from his film and socially conscious media work, Peter has lectured around the world, including the UK, Canada, America, Brazil, Germany & Israel, on subjects of cultural and social sustainability, the importance of critical thought, and the social role of the arts and scientific literacy. He has been profiled by the New York Times, The Huffington Post, The Marker, Free Speech TV, The Young Turks, Hollywood Today and many other outlets. He has participated in multiple TEDx Events, has worked with The Global Summit and is part of Project Peace on Earth.
Abigail Suzanne ”Abby” Martin is an American journalist and presenter of The Empire Files, a weekly investigative news program on teIeSUR English. She was formerly the host of Breaking the Set on RT America net- work, working from the Washington, D.C. bureau. Before hosting her own show, she had worked for two years as a correspondent for RT America. Martin is also an artist and activist, and helped found the citizen journalism website, Media Roots. She serves on the board of directors for the Media Freedom Foundation which manages Project Censored.
Perry Gruber has had a lively career complimenting an equally lively personal and public life. In 2008 he decided he couldn’t run any longer. Perry left behind his financially rewarding multiple careers to launch several social enterprises while gaining the nerve to finally launch two additional enterprises designed to have a massive effect on human society: Copiosis a socially
responsible organization designed to transform socioeconomics, and the Transamorous Network, a socially responsible organization designed to transform human beings’ relationships with each other. Among his many accomplishments, Perry is a graduate of George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon where he earned MBA in Business Ethics and Organizational Leadership.
George Papanikolaou was born in 1966 and lives in Athens (Greece). He has studied medicine, specialized in internal medicine and performed his research in medical genetics. In the past he has worked as a physician and for several years in the pharmaceutical industry. He is now teaching molecular genetics and pathophysiology at the school of Dietetics and Nutritional science (Harokopion University of Athens). He is actively contributing to the Greek p2pfoundation blog/wiki and groups supporting digital rights in Greece. Over the last years he is regularly giving talks on the Commons and peer production in meetings and conferences all around Greece. He has translated several articles on the aforementioned topics in Greek.
Stefan Kengen was born in Copenhangen, Denmark in 1972 and has spent most of his adult life as a music producer, composer, educator and electronic musical instrument sales rep. Since early childhood he has been fascinated with the mechanics of how the world functions, which ultimately led to his work as a local coordinator for The Zeitgeist Movement in 2009. The inner workings of the human brain – what makes us tick and why – has been his field of interest in recent years, and it is this intriguing topic he will be delving into at ZDAY in Athens
Stamatis Arhontis (TZM Greece)
Even though, he is one of the newest members of the Greek chapter, Stamos has been co-ordinating TZM Thessaloniki and TZM Magazine, for over a year now. He is currently an undergraduate student of Chemistry in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, aspiring to work on Nanotechnology as a post-graduate student. He has delivered several articles, and some lectures, on scientific literacy and our technical reality as a species to achieve a post-scarcity
Rich Penney is the author of the Justice Keepers Saga, 3 series of science fiction novels that explore concepts like
the Resource Based Economy. He was born in Southern Ontario and works with various Toronto-based sustainability advocates like the Green Majority. Over the last three years, Rich has done a great deal of research on environmental and social justice topics and published his findings on his blog www.rspenney.com
The Zeitgeist Movement’s first “Zday” occurred in 2009 with a sold out, featured Event in New York City, covered by the New York Times and other news outlets. Each year since, in mid-March, this gesture of Global Unity, Activism and Education has continued. Apart from the “Main Events” which are international in general, Chapters of The Zeitgeist Movement also conduct regional events in parallel. On average, about 400 events occur each year, each working to educate their region about possibility for a new future for humanity.
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ZDAY 2016 GLOBAL EVENT DAY is MARCH 26TH
For the sake of global synchronicity, it is suggested that all ZDAYs
occur on or around this date.
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