Film Screening July 26th - Coming Home
Join us for a screening of, Coming Home: E.F. Schumacher & The Reinvention of the Local Economy, A Film by Chris Bedford. Sunday, July 26th, 7PM dessert potluck, 8PM screening. This will be an outdoor screening presented by the Echo Park Film Center Filmmobile. Location: Silverlake Dog Park on the corner of W. Silver Lake Drive and Westerly Terrace. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on and something tasty to share.
About the film:
Coming Home demonstrates how one community in The Berkshires has successfully reclaimed their ability to take care of their neighbors, public spaces, air, water and land. From the founding of our nation’s first Community Supported Agricultural farm by Robyn Van En to economic re-development based on Community Land Trusts and the local BerkShares currency.
According to the E.F. Schumacher Society: Bailing out multinational banking corporations, if successful, will just put us back on track for more growth on the Titanic “free market global economy” where the rich keep getting richer while the planet gets destroyed. BerkShares, on the other hand, and the local banks that provide them within the community, offer the ability for citizens to completely reinvent how commerce is done and reclaim control over how we earn and spend our money.