A two-part afternoon and evening event – a celebration, networking and learning experience around the current and future Solidarity Economy of Calderdale and Beyond. You can attend the afternoon, evening or the whole event – separate tickets available.
12.30 – 1.00 pm: Arrival and Registration
1.00 pm till 2.40 pm: Afternoon Session 1
An introduction to the Solidarity Economy
An introduction to the growing solidarity economy movement as a response to the failure of our dominant economic model. How communities are responding, both here and around the world to create their own socially just, resilient and human-scale economies that will be essential to meet the coming challenges we face.
Contributors: Andy Goldring (Permaculture Association), Laura Outhart (REconomy project) and Kat Darling (Institute for Solidarity Economics)
2.40 pm: Refreshments and networking
3.10 – 4.40 pm: Afternoon Session 2
Our local Solidarity Economy
A showcase of some of our own local solidarity economy and the enterprises that make it up. Learn how and why they do what they do and their exciting plans for the future. Followed by a discussion around how we can build on our existing economy and take it to the next level.
Contributors: Fairmondo UK, The Fox and Goose Co-operative Pub, Pennine Community Power, Calderdale Local Money Group and a lot participation by you hopefully.
5.00 pm: Dinner break and networking. Buffet provided by Peas and Love Catering
6.00 pm till 7.15 pm: Evening Session 1
Introduction to Bootstrap and the evening session
Keynote speech – Rob Hopkins
The founder of the global Transition movement describes the challenges we face and his experience of meeting the inspiring and inventive communities meeting that challenge. A hopeful and uplifting call to action in these dark times.
7.15 pm Refreshments (including bar) and networking
7.30 pm till 9.30 pm: Evening Session 2
The “Community of Dragons”
The main attraction. You the audience as the “Community of Dragons” get to hear the pitches of 5 local young social enterprises. Learn about what they’re planning, what support they need; ask your questions and then you can pledge your support in whatever way you see fit. You never know, you might even join some of these enterprises and get involved.
Pitching enterprises: Noisy Toys, Careshare, Calder Valley Community Land Trust, TurnAcre, Real Junk Food Project Calderdale
9.30 pm till late: Post-event networking
Stick around, continue the conversations and avail yourself of the Town Hall bar.
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