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"Fixing The Future" Is Within Our Reach

On Thursday, Aug. 23, Cerrito Theater will show "Fixing the Future," a film about grassroots efforts by people and groups across America seeking to reinvent the American economy with sustainable and innovative local approaches.

On Thursday, August 23 at 7 p.m. (doors open 6:30), our very own Rialto Cerrito Theater will be showing a special film that’s being shown across the nation and inspiring positive economic changes in many communities. I invite you to come check it out, and after the film, join us at Elevation 66 to enjoy a beer and continue the action-oriented discussions.

In Fixing the Future, host David Brancaccio of Public Radio’s Marketplace and NOW on PBS, visits people and organizations across America that are attempting a revolution: the reinvention of the American economy. By featuring communities using sustainable and innovative approaches to create jobs and build prosperity, this filmed journey inspires hope and renewal in a people overwhelmed by economic collapse.

Fixing the Future highlights effective, local practices such as: local business alliances, community banking, time banking/hour exchange, worker cooperatives and local currencies. The film also includes an 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; and David Brancaccio, Host, NOW on PBS.

The Sustainable Business Alliance of the East Bay is very glad to be hosting this film event and warmly invites everyone to stay after for short presentations by local groups actually implementing the types of beneficial changes shown in the film. After, we’ll all go to next door to support our local brewpub Elevation 66 and raise a glass to Fixing the Future, our future!  

For more information, please visit www.fixingthefuture.org or www.sustainablebusinessalliance.org.

Lisa Martinengo is the event coordinator for the Sustainable Business Alliance of the East Bay, volunteer ambassador at the El Cerrito Chamber of Commerce, and CEO of High Spirits Event Planning in El Cerrito.

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