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Celebrate National Cooperative Month with VSECU

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Join Us for Film Screenings around Vermont during October

This October, over 29,000 cooperative businesses serving more than 350 million members nationwide will celebrate National Cooperative Month. To mark the event, we are partnering with Vermont food co-ops around the state to host a series of community film screenings of Food for Change. Each screening event will include a panel discussion on the cooperative economy in the state.

National Cooperative Month is an opportunity to celebrate the value of cooperative businesses in building dynamic economies through sustainable jobs, community development, and shared democratic control. Cooperatives are user-owned and user-controlled businesses that are governed democratically for the benefit of those users and can be found in all business sectors, from health care and housing to utilities and banking with the credit union model.

The film screening series will feature FOOD FOR CHANGE – The Story of Cooperation in America, which tells the story of the cooperative movement’s development through the quest for healthy food and sustainable food systems in the U.S.

Free community screenings will be held at the following locations and times:

OCT 18 – 5:30 PM
Old Labor Hall
46 Granite Street
Barre, Vermont 05641
Hosted by Granite City Grocery
Refreshments provided

OCT 20 – 5:30 PM
Savoy Theater
26 Main St.
Montpelier, VT 05602
Hosted by Hunger Mountain Co-op
Refreshments provided, cash bar

OCT 26 – 5:30 PM
Community College of Vermont – Rutland
60 West Street
Rutland, VT 05701
Hosted by Rutland Area Food Co-op
Refreshments provided

OCT 27 – 5:30 PM
Harvest Brewing
201 South Street
Bennington, VT 05201
Hosted by Harvest Brewing
Refreshments provided