Sunday, January 26, 2014

The Sharon Community Cafe

The Sharon Community Cafe is an idea. 

You could help make it a reality. 

On Friday, February 28th, there will be a screening of the documentary Shift Change at the Unitarian Church of Sharon, 4 Main Street, at 7:00pm. If you are interested in learning more about worker-owned cooperative businesses, we invite you to attend. Following the screening, there will be a chance to meet each other and discuss the film. 

And then who knows what we could create together?

Check out the trailer for Shift Change at the bottom of this post.

If you are new to this blog, I invite you to read previous entries. But the short story is that I love the town where I live, and I want it to thrive. I want a place to connect with others in my diverse community. And I want a good cup of coffee while I do it. Not only that, I want that cup of coffee to be prepared and served by workers who own and run the business. Call me crazy, but I think this idea could totally fly here. This blog is my compilation of research into the idea begun in the fall of 2013.

We invite you to subscribe to this blog so that you will receive my blog posts hot off the press right into your inbox. 
What could be better than that, you ask? 
How about a free book? 
Everyone who subscribes before the movie screening on February 28th will be entered in our Book Giveaway contest. We will give away one copy of Locavesting by Amy Cortese and one copy of Owning Our Future: The Emerging Ownership Revolution by Marjorie Kelly. (Don't worry - your email address is safe with us. We will not share it with anyone.) These books inspired the Sharon Community Cafe idea, and provide a road map to healthy, resilient communities. So go ahead and enter your email address. We will notify the winners via email on March 1st. 

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To those readers who do not live in the Sharon, MA area, we encourage you to visit the Shift Change website to find a screening near you. Or you could host one yourself! 

Please leave any comments or suggestions below. We look forward to connecting with you!

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