Vermont Visit 2020

See Direct Democracy and the Solidarity Economy in Action!

Next March 2-3 (Monday & Tuesday),
Visit the Town Meetings of the Burlington area
with activists fighting for more direct democracy in Montreal!

Are you interested to learn more about direct democracy and what it could bring to in our neighborhood and our city?

You’re in luck! Just across the border, in Vermont, there happens to be an ongoing practice of institutionalised direct democracy through the ritual of annual town meetings, that are held every year in the first week of March.

So, for the second year in a row, we have decided to go on an excursion to attend some of these town meetings so as to witness and study direct democracy in action and to be inspired to do the same thing here in Montreal!

We will also visit solidarity economy projects like the Champlain Housing Trust (the biggest community land trust in the USA which was in part inspired by the Milton Parc Community) and a cooperative supermarket, City Market Onion River Coop.

Last year, 20 happy people participated in the visit and had a very rich experience. Join us for this year’s trip!

Departure will be in Montreal on Monday March 2nd in the morning and return will be Tuesday March 3rd in the evening.

Logistics

The gathering point of departure will be at 8 am sharp at:

3720, Avenue du Parc, 1e étage
Montréal (Québec)
H2X 2J1 Canada

There might also be another departure on Monday 2 pm.

RSVP as soon as possible at ccmp.miltonparc@gmail.com and fill the following form (in French only for now, but you can write in English).

All accommodations (in people’s homes) and transport will be organised and you will be invited to make a voluntary contribution to help cover transport costs, while assuring it is kept as financially accessible as possible ($30-50).

And if you possess a car, and would like to offer (with compensation for the gas) carsharing, just mention it to us in your email! 🙂