Thursday, October 18, 2012

Transition Town Media - Fixing the Future Thursday, October 25 - 7pm

PRESS RELEASE - For Immediate Release: October 2, 2012

Contact: Carol Fanelli, 610-605-7579,

Award-Winning Journalist, David Brancaccio, coming to Swarthmore
College on October 25th to show Fixing the Future,a PBS documentary
on fixing our local economy

Transition Town Media and The Public Banking Institute are hosting David Brancaccio
and his film on Thursday, October 25 at 7 pm at the Pearson-Hall Theater located in the
Lang Performing Arts Center at Swarthmore College.

In Fixing the Future, David Brancaccio highlights people and organizations who are
attempting a revolution -- the reinvention of the American economy. The film shows
effective, local practices such as local business alliances, community banking, time
banking, worker cooperatives, and local currencies.

Tim Jones, a police officer from Chester, PA is featured in the film and discusses the
economic hardships faced by his community. The documentary also features Swarthmore
College students who built a garden with residents of a housing community in Chester.
The Chester Community Garden Project is a collaborative effort between residents of the
Ruth L. Bennett Homes and the Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility.

Following the film, Mr. Brancaccio will lead a discussion to address ways that Delaware
County communities can innovate to build our local economy.

Tickets for the general public can be purchased in advance for $8 online at http:// Swarthmore College faculty and students
will be admitted for free with an ID. Tickets can also be purchased for $10 at the

Transition Town Media is dedicated to building local economic resilience in the face of
fossil fuel depletion, climate change and economic crises.

The Public Banking Institute is a non-profit organization working to create a national
network of public banks to free the credit potential of public revenues which would
harness this public wealth to create sustainable, affordable credit for local business that
does not have to cycle through Wall Street.

To learn more and to view the film's trailer, go to

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