Session Videos from Banking on New Mexico National Symposium

September 27, 2014 –

We Are People Here! and the Public Banking Institute together presented a national public banking symposium, Banking on New Mexico: Funding Local, Sustainable Economies — a symposium to educate and inform the citizens of New Mexico about the role a public bank could play in supporting the creation of a sustainable, more democratic economy.


Morning Workshop – Digging Deeper into Public Banking

Liz Stefanics, Moderator
Santa Fe County Commissioner
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, Public Banking Institute

Morning Workshop – Worker-Owned Businesses: Democracy at Work

Carol Oppenheimer, Moderator
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

Afternoon Session – Welcome

Javier Gonzales
Mayor, City of Santa Fe, New Mexico
Brian Egolf
New Mexico State House of Representatives
Craig Barnes
Founder, WeArePeopleHere! and Author, Democracy at the Crossroads
Angela Merkert, Delivering the Dedication
Executive Director, Cuidando Los Ninos

The Challenge: The Need for Local Funding

James Jimenez, Moderator
Director of Policy, Research, and Advocacy Integration, New Mexico Voices for Children
Joseph Maestas, Infrastructure/Cities

Santa Fe City CouncilMarvin Ginn, Native American IssuesExecutive Director, Native Community FinanceAlejandra Seluja, The Un/UnderbankedProsperity WorksSteve Becerra, Small BusinessExecutive Director, South Valley Small Business Development


Afternoon Session – The Response: Public Banking

Mike Krauss
Chairman, Pennsylvania Public Bank Project
Gwendolyn Hallsmith
Executive Director, Public Banking Institute
Thomas Keidel, Director
German Savings Banks Association (DSGV)
Chris Calvert
former Santa Fe City Councilor

Afternoon Session – Public Banking: The Lifeline for Local Businesses

Javier Gonzales
Mayor, City of Santa Fe, New Mexico
Alan Webber
Entrepreneur, Author
Agnes Noonan
President, WESST (Women’s Economic Self-Sufficiency Team)

Evening Session – Welcome and Musical Satire

Welcome

Craig BarnesFounder, WeArePeopleHere!; Author, Democracy at the Crossroads

Musical Satire

The Up and Down Theatre CompanyRobin Holloway, Lindsey Hope Perlman, Kate Chavez


Evening Session – Keynote Address

Keynote Address

Curing Capitalism, Richard WolffProfessor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Author, Democracy at Work and Capitalism Hits the Fan


Evening Session – Call to Action Keynote Address

Call to Action Keynote Address

Money, Credit, and Sustainability: The Public Bank Solution, Ellen BrownFounder, Public Banking Institute; Author, Web of Debt and The Public Bank Solution


Evening Session – Call to Action

Closing Remarks

A Call to Action, Craig Barnes


Recorded videos of the entire Symposium were provided by StreamingNM, who also provided the live stream of the event on Saturday, September 27, 2014.


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Public Banking — Funding Local, Sustainable Economies