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The Ethics of Consumption: Moon Mountain Gathering

Ravenous Media founder Mallory Lance will be guiding a course at Moon Mountain Gathering in Nevada City, California from Sep 19th through Sep 23rd, 2018.

The course is entitled The Ethics of Consumption, and it will begin with an exploration of Capitalism, its origins, and its development over the past 250 or so years. We will discuss the material through a lens of the global narrative, and discuss the vast and devastating effects of colonization of people and the natural landscape with capitalism as a driving force. We will also discuss why and how this very Eurocentric model has been and continues to be damaging for people of color.

We will then discuss various indigenous cultures around the globe that have a practice of reciprocity with the land and each other, and we will gain a better understanding of how we can cultivate personal standards to work within the capitalist system to celebrate reciprocity and support of makers. We will hold ourselves accountable and create a shift within ourselves to make connections between the money we spend as consumers and the systems we are directly supporting by doing so.

After the course at Moon Mountain Gathering we will be sharing the syllabus and will be open to teaching it at upcoming workshops. If interested in hosting the course, please send us a message on our contact page.