Attend CELDF's Democracy School in Paonia October 18-19, 2019
The Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund's flagship education program teaches residents and activists how to reframe and confront exhausting and often discouraging issues like fracking, pipelines, big-box stores, GMOs, etc. using the rhetoric of people's inalienable rights.
Ben Price and Chad Nicholson will explore the limits of conventional regulatory organizing and offer a new model to help citizens confront the usurpation of their rights, rights of communities and the earth by corporations. Lectures will cover the history of people’s movements and corporate power, as well as the dramatic organizing over the last decade in Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Ohio, Colorado, Washington, and Oregon by communities confronting agribusiness, the oil and gas industry, corporate hegemony over worker rights, and others.
When: Friday, October 18, 2019 @ 6:30 - 9:30 pm & Saturday, October 19, 2019 @ 9 am - 5 pm
Where: Paonia Public Library @ 2 3rd St, Paonia, CO 81428
Cost: $25 which includes a 300 plus-page notebook of background reading material! Fee is non-refundable after October 3, 2019. Class is capped at 25 participants. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Tea and coffee will be provided. Please bring your coffee cup, lunch, and a water bottle. Lunch will be brief. There will not be time to leave the premises.
Preview more of the Democracy School curriculum here. Audio or video taping will be prohibited.