Doing Democracy Right
Come hear stories from communities across the U.S. and beyond that are recognizing a third way to “do democracy”—creatively, inclusively, and with authentic engagement. Susan Clark, co-author of the acclaimed book, Slow Democracy,hosts the fourth program in the series, Localize the Economy: Build Resilient Communities, organized by BALE (Building A Local Economy) at the Bethany Church in Randolph this Wed., Apr. 19 starting at 6:30 PM. Slow democracy offers a hopeful, participatory alternative to over-processed partisanship, polarization, and spin. With a future increasingly focused on local food, local energy, and local economies, we’re going to need to improve our skills at local decision-making. The evening program starts with delicious light food from the Black Krim Tavern and is free and open to all (donations welcome). The series is co-sponsored by Local Futures, Sustainable Woodstock, Rural Vermont, Feast & Field Market, Alliance for Vermont Communities and Vermonters for a New Economy. Funded in part by Sustainable Future Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation, Larsen Family Fund, New England Grassroots Environment Fund and Catamount Solar Community Grants. For more information, contact Chris Wood HERE.