Annual Peace and Justice potluck, film

‘Happiness’ starts local

Dec 05, 2013
Pictured are children in Bhutan, the country that invented the Gross National Happiness Index

Belfast — "The Economics of Happiness,” a film demonstrating the benefits of a strong local economy, will be shown Wednesday, Dec. 18, at just past 6 p.m. in the Abbott Room of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. It will be preceded by a holiday potluck supper.

“The Economics of Happiness” is “a film that recognizes the unholy alliance of government and big businesses,” said film organizer Meredith Bruskin of the Peace and Justice Group of Waldo County.

The documentary shows how many communities are responding by “forging a future based on a new paradigm, the economics of localization, and the resilience of community,” Bruskin said, adding it will offer some “food for thought” to Belfast and Waldo County in creating a strong locally-based economy.

The screening will be preceded by the group’s annual holiday potluck supper, beginning at 5:30 p.m. People are urged to bring food to share, especially locally produced foods if possible, and a place setting, although dishes and utensils will be available.

This presentation is part of the Peace and Justice Group’s monthly community forum series. Admission is free, and a discussion will follow. For more information, call Bruskin at 338-5089.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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