The New Human Rights Movement

On November 8, 2017, Peter Joseph — director of the Zeitgeist documentary trilogy and founder of the Zeitgeist Movement — will be coming to University of California, Santa Barbara to speak about his new book The New Human Rights Movement. Below you will find a short abstract of the book along with the event details. If you’re interested in attending, please note that you must register for your free ticket(s) via the Brown Paper Tickets link provided below.


Event Title:

The New Human Rights Movement: A Book Release and Lecture by Peter Joseph”



“Peter Joseph is an American MusicianFilmmakerAuthor and Social Activist; best known worldwide as the creator of the award-winning “Zeitgeist Film Series” and founder of the “The Zeitgeist Movement”, a social sustainability advocacy group which currently operates across the world. He also founded and curates the Annual Zeitgeist Media Festival for the arts and is on the Advisory Board/Steering Committee for “Project-Peace on Earth“. His most recent works include the 2017 book The New Human Rights Movement, published by BenBella books. Production is also underway for the first of a live action film trilogy called InterReflections.”


Event Description:

Book Abstract: “In our interconnected world, self-interest and social-interest are rapidly becoming indistinguishable. If current negative trajectories remain, including growing climate destabilization, biodiversity loss, and economic inequality, an impending future of ecological collapse and societal destabilization will make “personal success” virtually meaningless. Yet our broken social system incentivizes behavior that will only make our problems worse. If true human rights progress is to be achieved today, it is time we dig deeper―rethinking the very foundation of our social system.

In this engaging, important work, Peter Joseph, founder of the world’s largest grassroots social movement―The Zeitgeist Movement―draws from economics, history, philosophy, and modern public-health research to present a bold case for rethinking activism in the 21st century.

Arguing against the long-standing narrative of universal scarcity and other pervasive myths that defend the current state of affairs, The New Human Rights Movement illuminates the structural causes of poverty, social oppression, and the ongoing degradation of public health, and ultimately presents the case for an updated economic approach. Joseph explores the potential of this grand shift and how we can design our way to a world where the human family has become truly sustainable.

The New Human Rights Movement reveals the critical importance of a unified activism working to overcome the inherent injustice of our system. This book warns against what is in store if we continue to ignore the flaws of our socioeconomic approach, while also revealing the bright and expansive future possible if we succeed.

Will you join the movement?”

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Event Date and Time:

Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Time: 12pm-3pm


Event Location:

Humanities and Social Sciences Building, Room 6020 (McCune Conference Room)
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, California


Event Costs and Reservations:

While this lecture is free and open to both UCSB students and the general public, all attendees will be required to register in order to monitor demand. If you’d like to reserve your seat for this event, please use the following URL:


Additional Resources:

Download the Event Flyer

Visit the Facebook Event Page

Watch an Interview with Joseph on RT

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