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Local Currencies: The Rebellious Act

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Peoples Republic of Stokes Croft

17-35 Jamaica Street

Stokes Croft

Bristol

BS2 8JP

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As the UK economy transforms into a tool to support large multi-national corporations and distant shareholders, the growth of alternative economics becomes ever more important. The Bristol Pound is widely seen as one of the most successful local currencies in the UK, but it’s not alone in its mission. Local currencies are being established in towns and cities across the UK, led by their communities, who share a common aim: to redefine the way we live and work with money.

Bristol Pound is just one part of a movement to change economics in our city to work for us all. As active members, we think we can do more to become the force which pulls our community together to take action and create real, economic change in our city.

To do this better, Bristol Pound member group are relaunching. We want you to be part a members' group which would meet regularly to develop plans for financial activism. The group would self-organise, with support. Help us to mould how the group will function and what it will do on 28 November.

Join us for a workshop and discussion on how local currencies can give money back to the people. We will hear from Charlie Waterhouse; financial activist, creative designer, Director at the Brixton Pound and founding member of the Independent Money Alliance, who will be talking about the use of local currencies in times of political uncertainty before we go into an open space workshop to inform, discuss and take action to change money in our city, for good.

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Formal Annual Meeting
6:00 - 6:20 | CEO Ciaran Mundy | Welcome, Presenting Annual Report

6:20 - 6:45 | Board Elections

Local Currencies: the Rebellious Act
6:45 - 7:15 | Charlie Waterhouse, Financial Activist, Designer and founding member of Independent Money Alliance gives his view on the role of local currencies in times of political uncertainty

7:15 - 8:00 | Action Workshop | Discussions on inspering and empowering financial activism within the Bristol Pound membership

8:00 - 9:00 | Bristol Pound social! Music and bar for those who want to carry on imagining over a beer

Please Note: The formal annual meeting is from 6 – 6:45. Everyone is welcome to attend, but only members can vote in the next board representatives. All are welcome to join us for drinks, nibbles and action from 6:45 for the second part of the meeting.

Thinking of joining the Bristol Pound board of Directors?

Good news; we have extended the deadline for applications to Monday 27 November, 12 noon. If you are an active user of the Bristol Pound and interested in becoming a representative on the board, please send us 100 word bio and a photo by the set deadline. More information on our website.

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BS2 8JP

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