Public Banking Conference in Santa Fe

September 26th, 2014
in News, econ_news, syndication

Econintersect: Tomorrow 27 September 2014 there is a one-day conference titled "Banking on New Mexico" sponsored by the Public Banking Institute. The program starts with workshops in the morning, followed by afternoon presentations and an evening with two speakers. The conference was organized at the request of a working group in Santa Fe which is involved in a public bank feasibility study for that municipality. Econintersect's Sig Silber will be attending and will report on the event.

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Follow up:

There are live streaming sessions available on the internet.

BANKING ON NEW MEXICO PROGRAM

9:30 REGISTRATION

PRE-SYMPOSIUM WORKSHOPS
10:30-NOON

CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS - IN-DEPTH DISCUSSIONS:

10:30 - WORKER-OWNED BUSINESSES: DEMOCRACY AT WORK
Moderator: Carol Oppenheimer, Santa Fe Forward
Richard Wolff, Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Henry Rael, Co-founder, Agricultura Network
Bob Nash and Emily Franklin, Northern New Mexico Worker Ownership Resource Center

10:30 - DIGGING DEEPER INTO PUBLIC BANKING
Moderator: Liz Stefanics, Santa Fe County Commissioner
Dr. Thomas Keidel, Director, German Savings Banks Association (DSGV)
David P. Buchholtz, Attorney, Rodey Law Firm
Gwendolyn Hallsmith, Executive Director, Public Banking Institute
Mike Krauss, Chairman, Pennsylvania Public Bank Project
Ellen Brown, Founder of Public Banking Institute, and Author

SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM
1:30-9pm
12:30 REGISTRATION

The symposium is dedicated to those in our community who do not have access to a just economy.

1:30 - WELCOME
Javier Gonzales, Mayor, City of Santa Fe, New Mexico
Craig Barnes, Founder of WeArePeopleHere! and Author of Democracy at the Crossroads
Dedication by Angela Merkert, Executive Director, Ciudando Los Ninos

2:00 - THE CHALLENGE: THE NEED FOR LOCAL FUNDING
Moderator: James Jimenez, Director of Policy, Research, and Advocacy Integration, NM Voices for Children
Infrastructure/Cities: Joseph Maestas, Santa Fe City Council
Native American Issues: Marvin Ginn, Executive Director, Native Community Finance
The Un/Underbanked: Sharon Henderson, Senior Vice President, Prosperity Works
Small Business: Steve Becerra, Executive Director, South Valley Small Business Development

3:00 - BREAK / REFRESHMENTS

3:20 - THE RESPONSE: PUBLIC BANKING
Moderator: Brian Egolf, NM State House of Representatives
Mike Krauss, Chairman, Pennsylvania Public Bank Project
Gwendolyn Hallsmith, Executive Director, Public Banking Institute
Dr. Thomas Keidel, Director, German Savings Banks Association (DSGV)
Susan Harman, BankAct.org, U.S. Postal Banking

4:30 - PUBLIC BANKING: LIFELINE FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES
Javier Gonzales, Mayor, City of Santa Fe, New Mexico
Alan Webber, Entrepreneur, Author
Agnes Noonan, President, WESST Enterprise (Women's Economic Self-Sufficiency Team)

5:15 - DINNER ON YOUR OWN

EVENING PROGRAM
7:00-9:00pm

7:00 - WELCOME
Craig Barnes, Founder of WeArePeopleHere! and Author of Democracy at the Crossroads

MUSICAL SATIRE - UP & DOWN THEATRE COMPANY: Robin Holloway, Lindsey Hope Perlman, Kate Chavez

7:15 - KEYNOTE SPEAKER: CURING CAPITALISM
RICHARD WOLFF, Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and Author of Democracy at Work and Capitalism Hits the Fan

8:05 - MONEY, CREDIT AND SUSTAINABILITY: THE PUBLIC BANK SOLUTION
Ellen Brown, Founder, Public Banking Institute, Author of Web of Debt andThe Public Bank Solution

8:45 - CLOSING REMARKS: A CALL TO ACTION

 









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