Creating Self-Reliant Communities in a Global Age
Saturday, October 21: 9:00am-10:30am, Antioch Midwest Campus
The local economy movement achieved many victories, and yet has huge strides to make to make localization the dominant paradigm in communities worldwide. Author Michael Shuman argues we need to reboot our efforts to create local business networks, to rethink economic development, and to change state and national laws governing investment, banking, procurement, and antitrust. And we need to fundamentally change our behavior in purchasing, investing, and working.
Revitalizing Rural Communities
Saturday, October 21: 10:30am-12:00pm, Antioch Midwest Campus
Rachel, Anthony and Michael will share their experiences working with community-supported industries, Appalachian revitalization, and rural "pollinators" (self-financing economic development programs), respectively. They will focus on innovations revitalizing rural areas and regions through interdependence and self-reliance--creating flourishing economies.
Saturday, October 21: 2:00pm-3:30pm, Antioch Midwest Campus
Want to move your money from Wall Street to Main Street? Michael Shuman reviews the latest tools available for investors who want to put their money into local business, for businesses who want to get financed by their customers and neighbors, and for financial professionals who want to start INCOMPLETE?!
Community Banking and Local Currencies
Saturday, October 21: 4:00pm-5:30pm, Antioch Midwest Campus
Rachel Moriarty will explore how regional currencies serve as a tool for community economic empowerment and encourage money to remain within the region, building a greater affinity between the local business community and its citizens. Dr. Brett Joseph will lead a conversation about policies and current grassroots initiatives to redirect strategic investment towards equitable community revitalization through public banking, community land trusts, and cooperatives that meet the basic human needs of nutrition, housing, education, healthcare, and safe, toxic-free environments.
Tree Identification Workshop, Followed by a Cataloging of Agraria Trees
Sunday, October 21: 9:00am-12:00pm, Agraria (19 East Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd)