Former Aldergrove resident and University of the Fraser Valley student Darren Fleet, now a senior editor at the AdBusters team that ignited the now-international Occupy Wall Street movement a year ago, is a speaker at Vancouver's Word on the Street this weekend.
Fleet will present excerpts from Meme Wars: The Creative Destruction of Neoclassical Economics, at 1:15 p.m. on Sunday (Sept. 30) at Word Talks, in the Alma VanDusen Room inside the Vancouver Public Library.
Fleet, an award-winning journalist and senior editor at Adbusters magazine, was born in Aldergrove and began his career with a Liberal Arts diploma at the University of the Fraser Valley.
Created by Adbusters editors, Meme Wars lays out the next steps in remaking our world with a new economic paradigm.
Featuring the leading heretics in economic theory today, this 400-page real-world economics textbook is Adbusters' greatest creative and intellectual endeavour yet, aspiring for nothing less than regime change in university economics departments across the globe.
The book is brimming with full-colour images, spoofs and essays, all edited in the uniquely Adbusters style.
Fleet is a writer and photojournalist, with a masters of journalism from University of B.C., and is a former media trainer with Journalists for Human Rights.
He's got a website/blog about his writing here darrenfleet.wordpress.com.
Word on the Street is a national festival of literacy and the written word, which takes place in six cities across Canada, and in several venues in Vancouver this weekend from Sept. 28 to 30.
See the list of speakers and events for all ages at www.thewordonthestreet.ca/wots/vancouver.
- Christina Toth