Gwen Hallsmith Speaks at Part of “Localize the Economy” Series in Randolph
Gwendolyn Hallsmith, author of Creating Wealth, Vermont Dollars, Vermont Sense, Local Action for Sustainable Economic Renewal, Community Currency, and The Key to Sustainable Cities speaks on Public Banks and Public Money on Wednesday, April 12 at 6:30 PM at Bethany Church (32 Main St.), Randolph, Vermont. Part of the “Localize the Economy: Build Resilient Communities” series organized by BALE (Building A Local
Economy), the programs are free (donations welcome) and include a social half-hour with great food from Randolph’s Black Krim Tavern. Hallsmith asks a critical question at the dawn of the Anthropocene: Is the money system we are using capable of solving the world’s pressing problems, or do we need new forms of money to address poverty, climate change, water pollution, and social, economic, and racial justice? How is our current system failing humanity and nature, and if we look at it through the eyes of faith, what do our wisdom traditions tell us about what needs to change? History shows us that other forms of money have been used to improve infrastructure, provide basic income, and achieve other public goals. Vermont is in a good position to take steps toward a new paradigm for the economy – come and learn what you can do to help.
Co-sponsored by Local Futures, Rural Vermont, Vermonters for A New Economy, Feast & Field Market, Vital Communities, Peace & Justice Committee of Bethany Church, Alliance for Vermont Communities and Sustainable Woodstock. and supported by the New England Grassroots Environment Fund, Sustainable Future Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation, Susan Z. Ritz/Larsen Family Fund and Catamount Solar Community Grants.