What Resilience Looks Like

                      What Resilience Looks Like

Saturday and Sunday, October 21 - 22, 2017

A 2 day conference connecting people and local initiatives in a time of great change

Vermont Law School, South Royalton, Vermont

A two-day solutions focused gathering for leaders and community members engaged in accelerating a localizing movement in our region. We are working on systemic renewal in an age of climate crisis, economic injustice, and frayed democratic systems. This convening will forge new relationships and pathways toward improved localization of our economy, culture, democratic institutions, systems of energy, health and education, movements for justice, and other areas of intersection. We will learn from each other while bringing localization to the forefront of people's imagination in our work toward a more resilient planet.

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“Community wealth building begins with loyalty to geographical place. If globalization is the hallmark of the mainstream economy, re-localization is the hallmark of the alternative. Globalization works well for capital, which can move across borders with a computer keystroke, but the real economy of jobs, and families, and the land, always lives someplace real.”

- Marjorie Kelly and Sarah McKinley
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RESILIENCE MEANS: 

Community Organizing, Breaking and Rewriting Cultural Agreements,   Changing The Story.

ARE YOU IN?

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“We must recognize that the entire natural system is one life system, not a series of saleable, fragmented parts. The most destructive illusion held by humanity is the belief that everything is tied to an economic engine that has no heart, no compassion and places no value on life.” 

- Sherri Mitchell, Penobscot leader, Founder of the Land Peace Foundation

“Intentional localization of production and all life-sustaining activity is key to our future thriving. This important work is joyous when done in community. There are many pathways toward greater local self-reliance and resilience.”

– Pamela Boyce Simms

EVENT SPONSORS: LOCAL FUTURES, VERMONTERS FOR A NEW ECONOMY, SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FUND OF THE VERMONT COMMUNITY FOUNDATION, NEW ECONOMY LAW CENTER AT VERMONT LAW SCHOOL, BALE (BUILDING A LOCAL ECONOMY), AND NEW ENGLAND RESILIENCE AND TRANSITION NETWORK

event funders: canaday family charitable trust, jack and dorothy byrne foundation, susan z ritz/larsen family foundation, sustainable future fund of the vermont community foundation, local futures, new england grassroots environment fund

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