Chicago, IL, March 12, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- On Saturday, March 13th from 10AM to 9PM in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood, supporters of The Illinois Chapter of The Zeitgeist Movement will present a free event open to the community in honor of Zeitgeist Day 2010 (shortened: ZDay). ZDay is an annual day of global action, occurring yearly in the month of March, designed to explore the root causes of the unfolding world financial, environmental, and labor collapses that are not discussed in mainstream press or academia, and to increase awareness about a proposed solution that involves the creative application of Science and Technology for social concern on a global scale in the form of a "Resource-Based Economy".
The Illinois Chapter of The Zeitgeist Movement will also be hosting a pre-event on Thursday, March 11th @ 7pm: Orientation lecture followed by Q&A. This is a preliminary event to get people acquainted with the tenets of the movement, and to fill in some details to those who are somewhat familiar with the movement. Then on Saturday, March 13th @ 10:00am: The Illinois official ZDay2010 event, including live streaming of the main ZDay2010 event from New York City. This day will begin with a screening of the Zeitgeist Addendum film along with other relevant videos, potluck lunch, Q&A, and then live streaming of the NYC Zday2010 event starting at 2PM central. Both events will serve as a forum for exchanging ideas on how Chicago residents and members can make an impact, and how to most advantageously spread the word. The address is 6165 N Winthrop, Chicago IL. As an alternate to street parking, mass transit is nearby (CTA Red Line, Granville stop). Due to limited seating, please pre-register by visiting http://www.ZDay2010.org/.
This year, over 500 simultaneous ZDay events are expected to take place in 70+ countries worldwide, the largest of which is scheduled to occur in New York City, where Zeitgeist Movement Founder and award-winning documentary filmmaker Peter Joseph will speak to a sold-out audience on a panel with Jacque Fresco, world-renowned industrial designer, social engineer, author and founder of The Venus Project. Joining them will be Fresco's associate, Roxanne Meadows and select international organizers of The Zeitgeist Movement. This event will be broadcast live online and can be viewed from a link available at The Zeitgeist Movement website http://www.thezeitgeistmovement.com. For information on all ZDay events worldwide, visit: http://www.ZDay2010.org.
This ZDay, the Zeitgeist Movement will be celebrating its one-year anniversary as the activist arm of The Venus Project with over 360,000 members across the globe, proving to be the world’s fastest-growing, grassroots movement for social change to cross all barriers of nations, governments, races, religions, or class. Supporters of The Venus Project strive towards the declaration of all the Earth’s resources as common heritage to all the world’s people, and support the notion that “through the humane application of Science and Technology to social design and decision-making, we have the means to transform our tribalistic, scarcity-driven, corruption-filled environment into something exceedingly more organized, balanced, humane, sustainable and productive.” (Peter Joseph, The Zeitgeist Movement Activist Orientation Guide, 2009). Movement activists advocate moving out of a monetary system into a global, resource-based economy in order to create an abundance of resources to facilitate the elimination of crime, poverty, pollution, and war.
The Illinois Chapter of the Zeitgeist Movement holds regular weekly online meetings to discuss local activism efforts, to educate the community about the root problems of our current system, and how The Venus Project approaches solving these problems, applying the scientific method to a social design to sustain both mankind and our planet. For more information and registration, visit http://chapters.thezeitgeistmovement.com/il/
Thursday March 11 starting at 7PM: ZDAY2010 Orientation lecture and Q&A
Saturday March 13 starting at 10AM: ZDAY2010 Event Live Streaming and Q&A
Location: 6165 N Winthrop, Chicago (Artists in Residence bldg, large community room)
Contact : David Gaines
The Zeitgeist Movement, Illinois Chapter
Web site: http://chapters.thezeitgeistmovement.com/il/