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Rev. Billy's Sermon on: Buy Nothing Day, The Day after Thanksgiving!

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Sharon Ann Wikoff

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The Voice of Change welcomes Reverend Billy. Rebecca Valentine, sustainability visionary, will host this program with me. Seeing that we are entering a time of high consumerism, Reverend Billy will be speaking on: BUY NOTHING DAY! This is of course, in direct conflict with The Biggest Shopping Day of the Year, the day after Thanksgiving. Reverend Billy and the Life After Shopping Gospel Choir believe that Consumerism is overwhelming our lives. The corporations want us to have experiences only through their products. Our neighborhoods, "commons" places like parks and streets and libraries, are disappearing into the corporatized world of big boxes and chain stores. So we are singing and preaching for local economies and real – not mediated through products – experience. We like independent shops where you know the person behind the counter or at least –you like them enough to share a story. Rev. Billy directs a New York based arts organization using theater, humor, and grassroots organizing to advance individuals and communities towards a more equitable future - starting today. Rev. Billy's organization partners with citizens, grassroots organizations and progressive visionaries to produce dynamic, informed public campaigns that enact our core values - participatory democracy, ecological sustainability, and the preservation of vibrant communities and local economies. His message--consuming less--is the single most effective and immediate response an individual can take to immediately halting the climate crisis. This same message has reached millions of people and has contributed to the public's increasing awareness of the relationship between shopping and climate change. Besides his long-term commitment to promoting sustainable consumption, his organization’s efforts to revitalize public space and defend the first amendment have been documented all over the world. So please join us on Tuesday, November 29th, at 3:00 PM PST for this wonderful hour!