Center for Popular Economics Hosting Summer Institute August 2nd-8th

    2015 SUMMER INSTITUTE CONFRONTING CAPITALISM & CLIMATE CRISIS: ECONOMICS FOR ACHIEVING JUSTICE, EQUITY, AND SUSTAINABILITY

    The CPE Summer Institute is a residential, weeklong intensive training in economics for activists, educators, media makers, and anyone who wants a better understanding of how the economy works. This year’s special track will offer economic tools and analysis to support efforts to build a broad based, cross-issue movement for climate justice. Our participatory curriculum will allow you to benefit from the rich knowledge and experience of other participants. No background in economics is necessary!

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    In Summer by Laurence Dunbar

    Oh, summer has clothed the earth
    In a cloak from the loom of the sun!
    And a mantle, too, of the skies’ soft blue,
    And a belt where the rivers run.
    
    And now for the kiss of the wind,
    And the touch of the air’s soft hands,
    With the rest from strife and the heat of life,
    With the freedom of lakes and lands.
    
    I envy the farmer’s boy
    Who sings as he follows the plow;
    While the shining green of the young blades lean
    To the breezes that cool his brow.
    
    He sings to the dewy morn,
    No thought of another’s ear;
    But the song he sings is a chant for kings
    And the whole wide world to hear.
    
    He sings of the joys of life,
    Of the pleasures of work and rest,
    From an o’erfull heart, without aim or art;
    ‘T is a song of the merriest.
    
    O ye who toil in the town,
    And ye who moil in the mart,
    Hear the artless song, and your faith made strong
    Shall renew your joy of heart.
    
    Oh, poor were the worth of the world
    If never a song were heard,—
    If the sting of grief had no relief,
    And never a heart were stirred.
    
    So, long as the streams run down,
    And as long as the robins trill,
    Let us taunt old Care with a merry air,
    And sing in the face of ill.


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