[URPE] Center for Popular Economics - Summer Institute
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Please circulate as widely as possible. Also note that scholarships are
The Center for Popular Economics
invites you to our
26th Annual Summer Institute
With a Special track on:
Health and Economic Justice
July 31-August 6, 2005
Amherst College, Amherst, MA
Speakers & workshop presenters: Heidi Behforouz, Partners in Health &
PACT; John Abramson, author of Overdosed Americans; Jim Westrich, health
economist; Dickson Despommier, Columbia University, Environment & Health
Sciences; Jose deMarco, ACT-UP, Philadelphia; Mark Dudzic, national
organizer for the Labor Party & formerly with OCAW; Sarah Kemble,
Physicians for a National Health Program; and more!
The Summer Institutes: CPE's Summer Institute is a week-long intensive
training in economics for activists, educators, and anyone who wants a
better understanding of economics. We focus on the how the economic
system impacts our lives, communities and work every day. Although
activists from all over the world attend the Summer Institutes, classes
and workshops are taught in English. No background in economics is required.
Who attends the Summer Institute? CPE's Summer Institute draws a diverse
group of participants from across the U.S. and around the world, with
interests and expertise in a broad array of issues and organizing
methods. On average, one-third of our participants are people of color,
two-thirds are women, one-fifth are from countries other than the U.S.,
and ages range from 18-75. Together they form a lively community in
which participants learn as much from the rich interaction with one
another as from Institute programs.
Core classes: At the heart of the Summer Institute program are two core
courses, one on the U.S. Economy, one on the International Economy. All
participants must choose one core course. The core classes meet each day
in the mornings.
Afternoon and evening events: In addition to the core courses is a rich
selection of speakers, workshops, videos, and discussion groups. Some of
these are led by CPE or outside facilitators, some are participant-led,
some are spontaneously generated. In the evenings there are panels,
speakers, and cultural events. All of these events are open to
participants of both classes.
Special Track: Each year we choose an issue area that we focus on in the
workshops, panels as well as in the core classrooms. This year's
special track is on Health and Economic Justice. We will explore the
relationships between health, poverty, race, and gender from a national
and international perspective.
Fees: The fee for tuition and meals is $750 and the fee for lodging in
dormitory facilities at Amherst College is $150. If you feel that you
cannot afford these fees, we strongly encourage you to apply for a
scholarship. In past years around 80% of participants received
Scholarships: Our scholarships are based both on financial need and on
the applicant's commitment to activism. We are committed to making our
programs financially accessible. Scholarships are still available, but
are limited so please apply asap.
Housing: 'Residential' participants pay an extra $150 for 6 nights
lodging from Sunday through Friday night. (An extra night's lodging is
available for Saturday, July 30 for $35 to assist participants taking
advantage of less expensive airline tickets.) Participants receive
single rooms in Amherst College dorms unless they request a shared room
(sorry, no double beds available). Bathrooms are shared, with separate
facilities for men and women. The dorms are not air conditioned but fans
will be available.
Meals: A fee for meals is included in the tuition. They are served in
the Amherst College Dining Commons and there is a wide selection of hot
and cold meals including vegetarian and vegan options. Meals are
provided from Sunday dinner through Saturday Breakfast.
Children: We provide free childcare during all Institute programs. We
charge nominal fees for children's meals and housing. Fees for room and
board for children can be found on the registration form.
Late fees: There is an automatic $35 late fee for registration forms
mailed after June 30, 2005. Scholarship requests sent after June 15 are
discouraged but will be given consideration based on the remaining
availability of funds.
Location and Facilities: The 2005 Summer Institute will be held at
Amherst College located in the beautiful Pioneer valley in Western Mass.
Downtown Amherst, with it's wide selection of restaurants, cafes,
bookstores and shops, is in easy walking distance. There are hiking and
biking trails nearby. All facilities are handicap accessible.
Academic credit: Academic credit is available through the UMass-Amherst
Continuing education Department. For more information email:
programs at populareconomics.org <mailto:programs at populareconomics.org> or
call us at (413) 545-0743.
Summer Institute Brochure and registration form are available on our
website: www.populareconomics.org <http://www.populareconomics.org>
For more information, contact us at: Center for Popular Economics, P.O.
Box 785, Amherst, MA 01004 phone: (413) 545-0743
E-mail: programs at populareconomics.org
<mailto:programs at populareconomics.org>
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