[act-ma] today 10/18, Bill McKibben in Roxbury

Loie Hayes loiehayes at verizon.net
Sun Oct 18 05:28:24 PDT 2009

Join BostonCAN and Bill McKibben today, Sunday 10/18, at Reggie Lewis Center
in Roxbury for a Relocalization Conference.

What is "relocalization" you ask? It how our future will have to be if we
want to have healthy, economically and socially vibrant communities that are
able to survive the effects of global warming and the end of easy access to
petroleum products. McKibben speaks at the closing plenary around 5pm but
come earlier for workshops, displays, and networking. More details below.

Mass. Coalition for Healthy Communities presents...
2009 Massachusetts Relocalization Conference
Join us for a day of information, inspiration, sharing, speakers, panel
discussions, workshops, tabling, great local food, music, fun, and
transformative action. A fantastic program is coming together featuring
presentations, panels, and workshops on climate/energy/war, building local
food systems and local healthcare systems, the public health imperative for
relocalizing, the green collar economy, the economics of relocalization, the
democratization of our governance and our workplaces, inspiring Transition
Town initiatives, places to intervene in a system, the solidarity economy,
and more!

WHAT: A statewide conference celebrating and highlighting the grassroots
initiatives that are springing up in response to systemic breakdowns and
meltdowns, from the economy to healthcare to the environment.

WHEN: Sunday, October 18th, Registration & Breakfast - 8:00AM - 9:30AM
Full program 9:30AM – 7:00PM

WHERE: Reggie Lewis Center, 1350 Tremont Street, Roxbury, MA

REGISTER TODAY! $10-$30 Pre-registration sliding scale (includes great food,
scholarships available)

We'd like to keep this sliding scale through the day of the conference to
maximize accessibility, so please contribute towards the higher end of the

We'll have Bill McKibben on hand just a week before the big International
Day of Climate Action (see 350.org). We'll have Frances Moore Lappé and Mel
King on hand, pointing the way to resilient, relocalized communities based
on justice and sustainability. And we'll have dozens of people and
organizations on hand who are blazing the trail in their communities for
thriving local economies that protect the planet while meeting people's
needs.  Program is posted at http://relocalizemassachusetts.org/program

For more information, visit www.RelocalizeMassachusetts.org, call
617-821-1453 or email info at relocalizemassachusetts.org

PS: Download the flyer here and share it broadly:

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