Global Awareness Local Action (G.A.L.A.) of Ossipee, NH joins cities and towns nationwide to host a screening of the documentary Fixing the Future, spurring action toward strengthening local economies.
NH communities are not alone in experiencing great challenges defined by a fragile economy that continues to fall short of meeting the needs of our communities. Unemployment and under-employment continue to impact families in emotionally and financially devastating ways, while our media continues to suggest that we can “buy” or “borrow” our way out of the problem, rather than take an honest look at its root. G.A.L.A., along with many other organizations, has been working to put people to work in restoring and revitalizing our communities, and on July 18, 2012, they will join dozens of other towns across the country as part of a one-night-only event to jumpstart local, sustainable economies. Featuring a screening of the documentary Fixing the Future, the event will take place at Red River Theatres in Concord, NH at 7:30pm and will be followed by an exclusive onscreen discussion panel featuring:
- Bill McKibben: Author, environmentalist, Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College
- Majora Carter: Peabody Award winning broadcaster & Urban Revitalization Strategist
- Mike Brady: CEO, Greyston Bakery & social entrepreneur
- David Brancaccio: Host, NOW on PBS
The event kicks off G.A.L.A.’s participation in Fixing the Future Across America, a national campaign led by JumpStart Productions, Area23a and the media strategy organization Active Voice. G.A.L.A. is one of more than 50 groups around the country participating in the campaign, using Fixing the Future to encourage American communities to create resilient, local economies through innovative approaches to job creation. Fixing the Future Across America also links together a national network of business groups and community-based organizations working to improve their local economies.
“Our current economy is not working for millions of people, and the point of this film is to show that we can do better” said Josh Arnold, Executive Director of G.A.L.A. “Since we launched our Sustainable Home & Yard Makeover program we have seen what is possible when communities pool their creativity, expertise, and skill with the intention of building economies that are not at the mercy of the foreign imports and volatile markets that, for example, affect our energy choices. We hope this screening inspires more participation around these efforts and helps us each find meaningful work in the exciting effort to revitalize our communities.”
In Fixing the Future, host David Brancaccio (of public radio’s Marketplace and NOW on PBS) visits locations across America that are using sustainable and innovative approaches to create jobs and build prosperity, inspiring hope and renewal amidst economic collapse.
Join communities all across the country on July 18th at the Red River Theatres in Concord for a screening of Fixing the Future, starting at 7:30pm. For more information contact Josh Arnold at 603-539-6460 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To find out more about the film visit http://fixingthefuture.org.