It’s no secret that today’s economic climate is hard on small business owners. Some of Renton’s businesses and nonprofits continue their struggle to stay afloat; others have closed their doors, unable to bear the weight of the recession.
Rely On Renton, a community campaign staffed by husband and wife team Ian and Amanda Liddle, have worked to tackle these challenges since their launch in late August.
This Wednesday, December 12 they plan to jumpstart a local conversation about sustainable economies following a showing of the documentary titled “Fixing the Future.”
“This is an event intended to get people engaged,” Amanda said. “This is going to create a huge impact.”
Following the screening at Renton Civic Theatre, attendees are invited to enjoy refreshments and take part in a community forum hosted by the Harambee Center at 316 S. Third St.
“From the moment we heard about this film, we knew it could be a great way to rally people to be engaged in improving the economy, rather than be victims of it,” Ian said.
The event is part of a national campaign called Fixing the Future Across America. Led by JumpStart Productions, Area23a and the media strategy organization Active Voice. Rely On Renton is one of more than 60 groups across the country to participated in the campaign, in an effort to encourage American communities to create resilient, local economies through innovative approaches to job creation.
“Fixing the Future” — Screening and Conversation
- When: Wednesday, December 12 at 7 p.m.
- Where: The screening will take place at Renton Civic Theatre; conversation will follow at Harambee.
- Cost: $9