Time: October 21, 2011 at 5:30pm to October 22, 2011 at 7pm
Location: downtown in Bellingham, WA
Website or Map: http://www.celdf.org
Phone: (360) 647-6696
Event Type: friday, evening, &, saturday, class
Organized By: Living Democracy & CELDF
Latest Activity: Oct 18, 2011
How can communities live our democracy through self-governance, and say no to corporations and those in governance who put corporate interests above those of people, nature, & democracy?
Why are corporations able to make decisions on how our community is cared for, instead of we the people having the right to make the decision?
At Democracy School we learn why large corporations seemingly possess more rights than the communities in which they do business, and why communities often lack the legal authority to say "no" to projects that they don't want.
We learn what prior movements of people in the United States have done when the legal system failed them; and Discuss the next steps for passing laws to expand protections for people, communities and nature.
The 'school' is offered Friday evening and Saturday, with shared potluck or dutch meal afterwards.
Presented by CELDF (Community Enviornmental Legal Defense Fund) http://www.celdf.org
Instructors Thomas Linzey, ESQ., and Mari Margil.
Thomas Linzey is the author of “Be The Change: How to Get What You Want in Your Community” and a speaker at past Bioneers. Read our Whatcom Watch article- http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/profiles/blogs/democracy-school-in-bellingham
Cost: $195 (curriculum & lunch).
General Inquiries and Registration address available from Stoney B: 647-6696 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rick D at: rdubrow -at- a1builders.ws -or- 319-3705.
(Limited Partial Scholarships Available – So Don't let finances stop you from attending!).