Exploring Alternatives for Local Economies: An Interactive Community Discussion Series

Local Economy SeriesThree Dates:

March 12, April 1 and April 18

At the Basalt Public Library

Community Room14 Midland Ave, Basalt, CO 81621

Exploring Alternatives for Local Economies: An Interactive Community Discussion Series

When the Global Economy falters or fails leaving communities damaged, what are the People to do? What is the “default economy” they will fall back on in the event of a minor or major collapse of the global economic order, or even a local manufacturing plant closure? Progressive communities around the world are thinking along these lines and are actively and proactively working to develop robust local economies, not just as a buffer but as a joyful rediscovery of local culture.

Join us for a moderated community discussion facilitated by a panel of local presenters representing agricultural, business, political, medical, and cultural realms of our community. Presenters will share readings and explore Visions, Reasons, Examples and Inspiration for declaring, developing, and maintaining a sovereign local economy, as well as facilitate open, constructive discussion with attendees.

DATES & DISCUSSION TOPICS

Each date will include an informal social gathering and discussion from 5:00 – 5:30pm, followed by a 60-minute facilitated discussion, and conclude with a 30-minute wrap-up before ending at 7:00pm sharp.

  • Session 1: Tuesday, March 12: The Roots of Democracy – Visions of the Founders
  • Session 2: Monday, April 1: The Roots of Alternative Economies – the Local Economy Movement
  • Session 3: Thursday, April 18: A People’s Economy – Exploring the Case of a Sovereign Local Economy
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