Part 1 – Understanding the World to Change it

a Asking Why This session supports learners to explore the role that critical thinking has played in social change, and to continually ask the question, “Why?”
b Questioning Economics In this session we explore some of the assumptions underlying economics and how they may relate to our own beliefs on social justice and inequality.
c Women, the Environment, and Economics This session examines the importance of feminist and ecological perspectives and how they apply to economic justice issues.
d What is the Market? In this session we look at the development of the global market as we understand it today and ask, who does ‘it’ serve, and should we have confidence in it?

Part 2 – A World in Crisis

a The Financial Crisis This session explores the causes of the current financial crisis, from the subprime lending in the US to its relationship to the global and shadow banking system
b Global Debt Slavery This session examines debt, including the new trends in indebtedness resulting from the rise of private debt around the world.
c Tax: Who pays their Fair Share? In this session we look at how companies can hide their corporate profits in tax havens, and what the consequences are in terms of a country’s ability to pay for health, education, welfare and infrastructure.
d Who Has the Power? This session examines the key international actors and institutions in the global economic crisis, their roles in responding to the crisis, and the nature of those responses.

Part 3 – Hope and Alternatives

a The People Respond This session looks at how ordinary people have responded to instances of injustice, and the importance of social movements, from a global perspective.