1/19: Explore the Alternative Economy

December 22, 2012 in Uncategorized

When: Saturday, January 19th @ 9am
Where: Kirk of Bonnie Brae, 1201 S. Steele Street, Denver, CO 80210

The purpose of Social Forum is to organize, educate and empower people on critical issues; sharing knowledge; and teaching skills to build alternative and sustainable systems that better meet our human needs. Through the Social Forum model, individuals reflect on their own purpose and how to make a difference, and hopefully we can create the consciousness that we have the knowledge and skills and the power to create the change we desire.

Workshops: 9am to 12:30pm

Worker Cooperatives – This workshop will discuss the Worker Cooperatives (employee-ownership model) which are business entities that are owned and operated by their employees. It creates a sustainable economy, stable, and non-competitive jobs that can’t be sold out, and that build community. Bill Kirton & Dick Peterson http://www.rmeoc.org/

Alternative Currency – In this workshop, we will explore Denver’s brand new local currency.  This becomes a self-financing revolution to create a bottom-up economy with self-sufficiency, and self-government. No waiting, voting, or asking permission from the corrupt.  You can learn how you can benefit from Hours as an individual, or business. We have set up 5 local, currency systems in 8 months. Each can trade with one another, and none support big-box stores. “The People are the gold, and can create a more abundant future immediately!” Wayne Walton  http://www.milehighhours.com/

Money, Public Banking, and Global Transformation
In this workshop, we will examine the following: Money is ubiquitous, but few people understand what it really is and how control over its creation and availability affects global, local, and individual conditions. Clarity, regarding what money is, enables us to transform the monetary system so that it serves people, rather than the other way around, which is currently the case. The transformation process requires, at a minimum, three initiatives: public banking; verifiable voting and public-only campaign financing; and decentralized media ownership. Robert Bows  http://publicbankinginstitute.org/

Open Forum: 12:30pm

Time to brainstorm and choose the next step for our community.

Please bring a healthy dish to share, if unable, please come anyway