Sedona AZ (February 15, 2018) – “The Fundamentals of Economics and Citizens United: Philosophy Meets Politics in Real Time” is the subject of the League of Women Voters Greater Verde Valley Philosophy and Politics program on Thursday, March 8, 6PM-7:30PM at Yavapai College Sedona, 4215 Arts Village Dr., Sedona. The program is free and open to the public.
The featured speakers include Andrea Christelle, PhD, philosophy professor at NAU and owner of Sedona Philosophy Experience, and Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap, National Director of Move to Amend.
According to Christelle, “This is a great opportunity for people to see how the philosophical underpinnings of a political economy connect to public policy issues that are top of mind right now.” The program will consist of Christelle addressing philosophy and a political economy, Sopoci-Belknap focusing on the move to amend Citizens United, and the community invited to reflect on the connection between theory and policy, and explore strategies to be more effective participants in democratic societies. This includes comparing strategies of working on elections, lobbying to create or reform laws and regulations, and organizing to amend the US Constitution.
Andrea Christelle, Ph.D. is cofounder of SPEX: Sedona Philosophy Experience. SPEX creates opportunities for people to do adventure philosophy outdoors, on trails, on rivers, and under the stars. SPEX invites people to explore their inner lives outside. Andrea serves on the boards of the League of Women Voters of the Greater Verde Valley, the Society of Philosophers in America (SOPHIA) and the Verde Valley Forum. She has been locally and nationally recognized for her work in civic engagement and public philosophy.
Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap is National Director of Move to Amend, President of the Board of Directors of Democracy Unlimited, and a Local Democracy Fellow for the Liberty Tree Foundation. She has served as a member of the national Leadership Team of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom’s Campaign to Challenge Corporate Power, Assert the People’s Rights and the STORY (Strategy Training and Organizing Resources for Youth) Board of the Center for Story-Based Strategy, and as a Principal with Program on Corporations Law and Democracy.
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization dedicated to public service in the field of government. It is a national organization — open to both men and women — whose purpose is to encourage political responsibility through informed and active participation in government. The League influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League never supports or opposes political parties or candidates for elective offices. Philosophy and Politics is a bi-monthly program of the League of Women Voters Greater Verde Valley.
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