Fair Development Conference

Friday Oct. 28, 2011: Dinner, welcome, and keynote
Saturday October 29: Workshops and discussions, followed by dinner, film and party.
Sunday October 30: Action Event: The Haunted Harbor March: A Terrifying Tale of Poverty Zone Development. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Meet at Charles St. & Lombard St.). (map)

Friday and Saturday’s events will take place at and around 2640 St. Paul, Baltimore MD (map).

  • Advanced registration has been closed. You can still come and register at the door — space for dinners may be limited.
  • Schedule
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People are traveling far and wide to share stories and strategies for building the power needed to develop our communities and economies in ways that respect the inherent worth of all people. From the Dominican Republic, Vermont, Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, West Virginia, New York, Pennsylvania and elsewhere, organizers, artists, faith leaders, and students will be making their way to Baltimore to participate in the Fair Development Conference. We hope that you will make your way too.

Why fair development?

The current economic crisis has made more apparent the growing numbers of people struggling to meet their basic needs—food, housing, healthcare, work with dignity and education.

Corporations and government leaders claim that the solution is an economic development model that hands power and public resources over to private entities in the name of job creation.

Poverty-zone Development runs rampant throughout the country in both city-centers and rural areas, as controlling forces advocate a kind of development that disregards public needs with empty promises of economic growth and job creation. At the same time, local community struggles highlight the need for an alternative model of development that respects human rights, maximizes public benefits and is sustainable. And to that end, participants in those struggles are using innovative methods to organize, develop leadership, and build power.

The Fair Development Conference is a gathering meant to increase our understanding of these challenging times, connect our various fronts of struggle, share movement-building strategies and develop a collective vision for “Fair Development.”


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Fair Development Conference Program

All workshops take place on Saturday October 29th, in two locations: Clark Room, Sunday Room: 2640, 2640 St Paul. VLP Conference, #1, #2, #3: Village Learning Place New Building at 2510 St. Paul Street, enter around back. Block 1: 10am to 11am Saving Middle East Baltimore from the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions: David and Goliath …

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View Larger Map Baltimore MD Friday October 28 — Sunday October 30, 2011 Friday and Saturday’s conference events will take place at the 2640 space at 2640 St. Paul Street, and nearby locations. Sunday’s action in the inner harbor. Friday, October 28 2640 St Paul 6pm Doors open, registration 6:30pm – 9:30pm Opening ceremony, banquet …

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