Join ROP for one of these 4 community gatherings and join the conversation about how to Build a New, more Democratic Economy
Why: Since the collapse of the economy, our local communities have been feeling the pain. Oregon’s high unemployment and cuts in public services are nothing new to rural Oregon, but with the crisis, things are more serious than ever. While the main actors in this debacle are huge corporations, it is we the people who are paying the price. But it is also we the people who can act now to turn this crisis around both through local support for our neighbors in need and through collective action that delves deeper into the systems that created this crisis and dares to rebuild them in a way that is accountable to the needs of our communities.
How: Join with your neighbors for an open conversation facilitated by the Rural Organizing Project. We’ll talk the economic collapse through a lens of shared values: community, human dignity, human rights, justice, and explore where that leads us. We’ll discuss ideas that rural and small town communities across the state are exploring – from community kitchens and ride shares to investing in local banks and credit unions to tax fairness policies in Oregon that could fill the budget gap without cutting services.
Where: At Newman United Methodist Church (in the Fellowship Hall of the Education Building) 132 NE ‘B’ St., Grants Pass
RSVP: Mary Geddry, 541-297-6075 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please RSVP soon so that we can hold your place!
RSVP: Anita Coppock, 541- 756-2975 and email@example.com. Please RSVP soon so that we can hold your place on the couch!