The Transition Keene Taskforce joins with other businesses, nonprofits and community initiatives to bring the Fixing the Future Across America Event to the Monadnock Region on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the Colonial Theatre in Keene.
Over sixty cities and towns nationwide have hosted a screening of the documentary Fixing the Future to spur action toward strengthening local economies. Following the screening is an exclusive onscreen discussion panel 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
- David Brancaccio: Host, NOW on PBS
Current event hosts and sponsors include Badger, City of Keene Cities for Climate Protection Committee, Colonial Theatre, E2Culture & Facilitated Change, Hannah Grimes Center, Keene Young Professionals Network, Monadnock Buy Local, Monadnock Conservancy, Monadnock Food Co-op, Monadnock Sustainability Network, Monadnock Regional Transportation Management Association, Monadnock Rideshare, New England Grassroots Environment Fund, Transition Keene Task Force and Vision 2020. More details are at http://monadnocklocal.org/fixing-the-future.
“Our primary goal is to bring together the many diverse groups working to strengthen our local economy and community for one event — whether their focus is health, agriculture, transportation or entrepreneurship,” said Jen Risley, Chair of Monadnock Buy Local. “We hope to bring as many individuals, organizations and businesses together to deepen the conversation, as well as attract new focus and support to this work.”
ABOUT FIXING THE FUTURE
In Fixing the Future, host David Brancaccio (of public radio’s Marketplace and NOW on PBS) visits locations across America that are attempting a revolution: the reinvention of the American economy. By featuring communities using sustainable and innovative approaches to create jobs and build prosperity, Fixing the Future inspires hope and renewal in a people overwhelmed by an economic collapse. Fixing the Future was produced by JumpStart Productions: www.fixingthefuture.org.