Lunchbox / Soapbox
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Michael H. Shuman has been working on local economy issues for 15 years. He’s an economist, attorney, author, and entrepreneur.
Michael argues that there are a number of initiatives communities must take to support local economies and small business ¬– and that the knock-on effects of local investment are vast: building strong communities and fostering employment, food and industry growth and security.
Sometimes there’s nothing better than a good rant. Every Thursday, the Wheeler Centre hosts an old-fashioned Speakers’ Corner in the middle of the city, where writers and thinkers can have their say on the topics that won’t let them sleep at night.
Featuring some of our most compelling voices across just about every sector of human endeavour you can imagine, the themes dominating Lunchbox/Soapbox are proudly idiosyncratic. BYO lunch. Ideas provided.
Michael H. Shuman is an American economist, attorney, author, and entrepreneur, and a fellow at the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, Cutting Edge Capital, and Post-Carbon Institute. He has authored, co-authored, or edited eight books.
We love exploring ideas at the Wheeler Centre, and encouraging others to do the same. That’s why every Thursday lunchtime we hand the microphone over to the great thinkers, dreamers and orators of our time.
With a dazzling range of passionate speakers and unusual topics, our soapbox provides a platform for the eclectic, topical and enlightening stories you won’t hear elsewhere. This is the most memorable lunch break you’ll have all week.
If you’re in need of sustenance of body as well as mind, the MOAT lunch cart will be serving delicious $10 lunchboxes in the Performance Space from 12.20pm.