In celebration of both October as Co-op Month and of 2012 as the International Year of Cooperatives, Prof. Deborah Hawkins will moderate a panel on “Building a Stable Economy Right in Your Own Community” on Thursday, November 1st.
The event, sponsored by Cooperative Maine, will be in the Bangor Public Library’s Lecture Hall, 145 Harlow St. from 6:30 – 8:00pm. There will be a brief presentation about the principles and types of cooperative enterprises and how cooperatives anchor a vibrant and sustainable local economy, followed by plenty of discussion.
Mainers representing cooperative enterprises in Maine – food co-ops, housing co-ops, worker co-ops, and producer co-ops – will be on hand to share their knowledge and experience.
Cooperative enterprises help keep local dollars circulating locally, provide stable jobs, and support values of local ownership, democratic management, community building, and economic sustainability.
Cooperative Maine is a statewide network of cooperators, dedicated to building a democratic economy, rooted in community.
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