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2009 Massachusetts Relocalization Conference

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2009 Massachusetts Relocalization Conference

Time: October 18, 2009 from 9am to 6:30pm
Location: Reggie Lewis Center
Street: 1350 Tremont Street
City/Town: Roxbury, MA
Website or Map: http://www.RelocalizeMassachu…
Phone: 617-821-1453
Event Type: relocalization, conference
Organized By: Mass. Coalition for Healthy Communities
Latest Activity: Sep 25, 2009

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Mass. Coalition for Healthy Communities presents...
2009 Massachusetts Relocalization Conference

Dear Friend,

Following up on our 2007 Pioneer Valley Relocalization Workshop, MCHC is excited to invite you to an all-day, statewide Relocalization conference on Sunday, October 18th at the Reggie Lewis Center in Roxbury, MA.

Join us for a day of information, inspiration, sharing, speakers, panel discussions, workshops, tabling, great local food, music, fun, and transformative action.

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, 9:00AM – 6:30PM

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

$10-$30 Early-bird 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 scale!

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.

The major goals of the conference are to educate, inform, and empower Massachusetts residents to take actions in their communities to help build the local infrastructure and institutions needed to provide economic security in a changing world. The conference will help clarify, catalyze, and coordinate the emerging efforts across the Commonwealth that are blazing the trail for community-organized energy, finance, banking, budgeting, healthcare, food, education, retail, service, manufacturing, and more.

Organizations and individuals are encouraged to participate. There will be workshops, tabling, panel discussions, keynote speakers, structured & purposeful networking, space for collective analysis and movement building, local organic food, childcare, film screenings and entertainment. Please send this on to people and organizations you think we should include and ask them to get in touch with us!

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

Download the flyer here and share it broadly: http://relocalizemassachusetts.org/sites/default/files/RelocalizationFlyer.pdf

Upward and onward,
Eli Beckerman and Judith Foster, conference organizers

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