On Friday December 28th from 7pm till 9pm, in the People's Community room, which is accessable by the back stairs or for community member's who cannot use the stairs, by our elevator (please ask a collective manager, or let me know in advance if you will be needing access to the elevator)
We will be showing the engaging documentary "The Power Of Community" . Please bring raw and cooked vegan treats to share.
As the People's Co-op community starts discussion on growth options this seems like a the perfect time for the member/owner's to also start discussion on setting up systems emergency food distribution and addressing the food security issues in our communty that may arise in a number of different scenarios, one of course being peak oil.
"The Power Of Community": How Cuba survived peak oil.
When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1990, Cuba's economy went into a tailspin. With imports of oil cut by more than half - and food by 80 percent - people were desperate. This film tells of the hardships and struggles as well as the community and creativity of the Cuban people during this difficult time. Cubans share how they transitioned from a highly mechanized, industrial agricultural system to one using organic methods of farming and local, urban gardens. It is an unusual look into the Cuban culture during this economic crisis, which they call "The Special Period." The film opens with a short history of Peak Oil, a term for the time in our history when world oil production will reach its all-time peak and begin to decline forever. Cuba, the only country that has faced such a crisis - the massive reduction of fossil fuels - is an example of options and hope.