October is Co-op Month!
SOME CO-OP EVENTS IN MAINE DURING CO-OP MONTH (October):
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For more information about all events, contact: Larry Dansinger, Cooperative Maine, (207) 525-7776 or email@example.com.
October 6-8 and October 8-11: International conference on cooperative development and democratic economic strategies, “Imagine 2012,” to be held October 6-8 in Quebec City, Quebec. Followed by the International Summit of Cooperatives, October 8-11. Several representatives of Maine cooperatives are expected to attend. See at http://www.imagine2012.coop/ and http://www.2012intlsummit.coop for details.
October 11: “Cooperative Economy and Capitalist Crisis” talk by Deborah Hawkins and Michael Howard, U/Maine, Orono, 12:30 PM, Bangor Lounge, Memorial Union, U/Maine, Orono. Call Michael Howard, (207) 581-3860 for details.
October 14-20: Credit unions in Maine are celebrating Credit Union Week (October 14-20) and Credit Union Day on Thursday, October 18th. We will be highlighting co-ops as part of our Credit Union Week materials and noting Cooperative Maine. Contact Jon Paradise, Maine Credit Union League, JParadise@mainecul.org.
October 17: “Co-ops: Community, Democracy, and Local Economy,” one-hour presentation, then discussion, 7-8:30pm, Skowhegan Free Public Library, 9 Elm St., Skowhegan. Transition Skowhegan October meeting. Contact Jim Murphy, Cooperative Maine: firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 18: Good Tern Co-op is co-sponsoring a film and discussion with the Rockland Public Library, titled “I Am,” 6:30 PM, Public Library, Rockland. The film offers an inspiring message about the importance of human connection and love. Contact: Teisha Jones, Good Tern Co-op, email@example.com or (207) 594-8822.
October 20: Member Appreciation Day at Good Tern Co-op, 9 AM-6 PM, 750 Main St., Rockland. Farmers and producers will offer samples, give demonstrations, and participate in discussions about cooperatives and the local economy. Contact: Teisha Jones, Good Tern Co-op, firstname.lastname@example.org or (207) 594-8822. Good Tern is also observing”National Bulk Week” beginning on October 20th, promoting purchases in bulk that reduce packaging, and “Non-GMO Month” throughout October to emphasize it’s commitment to selling only foods that are free of genetically modified organisms (GMO’s).
October 21: “Concert for Cooperatives” performance w/Emma’s Revolution, 7 PM, First Congregational Church, 22 Tenney Hill, Blue Hill. Contact: Eileen, Blue Hill Co-op, (207) 441-2785 or email@example.com.
October 21 “Civilizing the Economy” film shown (about cooperatives in Italy and how they affect the local and national economy), 7 PM, Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine, 96 Harlow St., #100, Bangor. Call (207) 942-9343 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 24: “Envision” (radio blog interview program) features a discussion with Jane Livingston on starting and strengthening cooperatives and practicing cooperative economics, 8 PM, by tuning in to http://blogtalkradio.com/envision-this. Also available for listening later via the archive.
October 25: “Creating Worker Co-ops in Our Community” presentation and discussion, 1-7 PM, at Local Sprouts, 649 Congress St., Portland. Local Sprouts is a worker-owned community café. Contact: Jonah Fertig, Local Sprouts, email@example.com or http://www.localsproutscooperative.com
November 1: “Building a Stable Economy Right in Your Own Community” presentation/discussion, 6:30 PM, Public Library, Bangor. Deborah Hawkins, Cooperative Maine, firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 5: “Building a Stable Economy Right in Your Own Community” presentation/discussion w/Paul Sheridan of Cooperative Maine, 6:30 PM, Free Library, Belfast, sponsored by the Belfast Food Co-op. Contact Kate Harris, email@example.com or (207) 338-2532.
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