NEWPORT, RI- Join Social Enterprise Greenhouse (formerly SVPRI) and the growing social enterprise community on Monday, September 9th, for a film screening of Fixing the Future. The event will be held at the Jane Pickens Theater & Events Center, a world-class art house cinema located in the historic center of Newport. Pre-event networking begins at 6 pm, the film screening at 6:45 and will be followed by a facilitated conversation about the film.
Fixing the Future, hosted by David Brancaccio of public radio's Marketplace and NOW on PBS, examines people and organizations across America that are attempting a revolution: the reinvention of the American economy. This documentary features communities using sustainable and innovative approaches to create jobs and build prosperity. Fixing the Future inspires individuals to pursue creative business initiatives. The film focuses on the wide range of skill-sets that these entrepreneurs can offer. Each innovator can accomplish a variety of goals and tasks without worrying about the financials caused by this tumultuous economy. The communities develop communal practices such as local business alliances, community banking, time banking/hour exchange, worker cooperatives, and local currencies.
The post event conversation will feature renowned social innovators: Lisa Conlan Lewis, New Hope Time Exchange; Stacey Cordeiro, Boston Center for Community Ownership; Martin Keen, Keen Shoes and FOCAL; Mark Marosits, Worldways Social Marketing; and Maureen Cronin, Worldways Social Marketing.
Similar to a local business alliance, Social Enterprise Greenhouse is a network of business and community leaders who contribute time, expertise and money to create jobs and support positive social change through social enterprise. We define social enterprises as organizations that strive to do well and do good. They drive positive economic development, as they build community relationships by increasing business throughout Rhode Island. Examples of Newport social enterprises include but are not limited to: Bike Newport, Boys and Girls Clubs of Newport County, Cadeux du Monde, Fort Adams, Island Moving Company, IYRS, Jamestown Art Center, Jane Pickens Theatre, Looking Upwards, NewportFILM, the Maher Center, Norman Bird Sanctuary Paradise Farmhouse, Newport Art Museum, Newport Historical Society, Ocean State Fresh, Oliver Hazard Perry, the Preservation Society of Newport County, RICAPE, Rose Island Lighthouse, St. Paul's Thrift Shop, Sail Newport, Sustainable Aquidneck, and Swipe for a Cause.
The mission of the Jane Pickens Theater is to utilize the historic building as a fundraising tool for the numerous nonprofit causes within the community.
Contact: Kelly Ramirez