There are a number of upcoming events taking place in Worcester in the month of October, and I wanted to highlight a few of them.
One particular event is the film “Shift Change” which is a FREE, and open to the public screening and discussion with the film’s filmmakers Melissa Young & Mark Dworkin.
Shift Change: Putting Democracy to Work is a documentary film in progress by veteran award-winning filmmakers Melissa Young and Mark Dworkin. It tells the little known stories of employee owned businesses that compete successfully in today’s economy while providing secure, dignified jobs in democratic workplaces.
Equal Exchange workers discuss risk and innovation.
With the long decline in US manufacturing and today’s economic crisis, millions have been thrown out of work, and many are losing their homes. The usual economic solutions are not working, so some citizens and public officials are ready to think outside of the box, to reinvent our failing economy in order to restore long term community stability and a more egalitarian way of life.