Some of us can look in the mirror in the morning and see someone who is “doing just fine, thank you.” And some of us might see someone in that mirror who is struggling a little (or a lot) in these tough economic times; someone who is losing sleep over an uncertain future, the possibility of losing a home, or how to make ends meet, paycheck to paycheck.

Some of us know people – friends, relatives, neighbors, co-workers, people at church, hard-working, creative people (artists and craftspeople, workers in the trades, small business owners), and senior citizens – all in the same boat – savings dwindled, debts increased, tight credit, jobs lost or reduced demand for special skills, costs increased (health care, fuel, college tuition), and “safety net” programs cut.

Many are struggling in isolation, thinking they are alone and/or need to figure it out by themselves.

Please share this announcement about this special FREE community gathering with your circle of local friends, family, and co-workers.

“Coming together in hard times” is exactly what people around the country are doing, in Common Security Clubs (the name’s not important, the substance and the process are), sharing experiences, building relationships, learning how the economy works (and doesn’t), and helping each other.

Resistance & Resilience: Coming Together in Hard Times
Tuesday, May 3
7 – 9pm
The Island School, Webster Hall
(extra parking across the street at Sage and down the hill by Grace Church).
Bainbridge Island WA

Common Security Clubs
Special Guest: Chuck Collins, co-founder of Common Security Clubs, Wealth for the Common Good; Director of the Program on Inequality and the Common Good for the DC-based Institute for Policy Studies, with David Korten, author of Agenda for a New Economy.

A Common Security Club is a place to come together to increase our personal security in a rapidly changing world by:

  • Courageously facing our economic and ecological challenges, learning together about root causes.
  • Building relationships that strengthen our security and undertaking concrete steps for mutual aid and shared action.
  • Rediscovering the abundance of what we have and recognizing the possibility of a better future.
  • Seeing ourselves as part of a larger effort to create a fair and healthy economy that works for everyone.

In the process, a common security club welcomes neighbors (co-workers, etc) to get to know one another, find inspiration, have fun, and strengthen community.

Please share widely!!