The new International Alliance for Localization (IAL) aims to connect a growing network of individuals and organizations dedicated to exploring new approaches to today’s ecological, social, and economic expanding international dialogue and exchange. It will provide a forum for cross-cultural support and collaboration and have the potential to be a united and powerful force for positive international change.

Its alternative to our multiple crises? Localisation. Rebuilding local economies is a solution multiplier—tackling our most pressing environmental, social and economic crises, while creating the conditions for increased wellbeing.

great hall cooper union

The official public launch of the IAL will take place on November 8th in New York City in the Great Hall of the Cooper Union, which has been a bastion of free speech and a witness to the flow of history and ideas for more than a century – a platform for some of the earliest workers’ rights campaigns and for the birth of the NAACP, the women’s suffrage movement.

voices of hope graphicIt will be a day of thought-provoking and constructive talks on our multiple crises and how we can solve them.

Check the website for more information about topics and the roster of international speakers, including Chris Hedges, Laura Flanders, Charles Eisenstein, Michael Shuman, Manish Jain, Bayo Akomolafe, Judy Wicks and Helena Norberg-Hodge. Register before Sept. 20th for discounted early bird tickets. Ticket prices include membership to the IAL. Scholarships are also available. For more info please email: nyc@theeconomicsofhappiness.org