“Fixing the Future” in Keene

Keith Badger has sent along a link to a screening of the documentary “Fixing the Future: Building Local Jobs, Income, and Stability” at the Colonial Theatre in Keene. It will take place on Wednesday, October 17, and there is a charge for tickets. The film will be followed by a panel discussion. It’s worth following this link, which includes a trailer, but here’s an excerpt:

In Fixing the Future, host David Brancaccio (of National Public Radio’s Marketplace and NOW on PBS) visits locations across America that are attempting a revolution: the reinvention of the American economy. “When Fixing the Future first aired on PBS as a television special, our team soon heard from communities around the country,” shared Brancaccio. “They wanted to know how they could nurture their own local economies in some of the ways they had in the show. Could, for instance, larger-scale cooperatives address social problems closer to their home? Can we re-think community banking where we live? What happens when businesses and residents band together to focus on improving livelihoods locally?” His answer to their questions: bring your community together to watch this film and spur collective action.

An on-screen discussion panel will follow the film featuring Bill McKibben: Author, environmentalist, Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College; Majora Carter: Peabody Award winning broadcaster & Urban Revitalization Strategist; Mike Brady: CEO, Greyston Bakery & social entrepreneur; and David Brancaccio: Host, NOW on PBS.

Fixing the Future features five sustainable models that create jobs, build community and strengthen the local economy: community banks, local business alliances, local currency, time banks and worker cooperatives.

(All of this seems very much in line with the goals of STTN. Perhaps this is an event worth bringing to the Souhegan Valley as well.)

Article written by Mike Anderson

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