Recovery Zone on 09/26/12

Program: 
Recovery Zone
Air date: 
Wed, 09/26/2012 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Community Rights PDX: how this form of activism allows us to reclaim our power -- free workshops
Community Rights-Based Activism Comes to Portland

 Community Rights-Based Activism comes to Portland. Some 150 communities in 6 east coast states have passed local ordinances that strip corporations of their so-called "rights," banning corporate factory farming, fracking, water extraction for bottling, and more. West Coast communities are beginning to use this method, and here in Portland, Community Rights PDX (CR-pdx) is offering free workshops to teach us how.  Host Stephanie Potter welcomes Kenneth Jones and Susan Rankin, two workshop leaders with CR-pdx.  Tune in to find out how ordinance legislation differs from regulations, what makes it so effective, and how can this form of activism can allow us to reclaim our power. For more info visit: http://paulcienfuegos.com/and the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund at http://celdf.org/

 

Community Rights pdx Upcoming classes

FREE 2-hour orientation workshop that covers the history of corporate “rights” v.s. people’s rights and explores the ordinance strategy to reclaim our power.

Tue, September 25, 6:30-8:30, Hosted by Cameron Whitten at 2333 NW Irving St.

Tue, October 2, 6-8pm Hillsdale Branch Library, 1525 SW Sunset Blvd, meeting room

Fri, October 12, 1-3pm, NW Portland Branch Library, 2300 NW Thurman, meeting room

Wed, October 17, 6-8pm, N. Portland Branch Library, 512 N. Killingsworth, meeting room

Wed, October 24, 1-3pm, Central Library, 801 SW 10th St. upstairs meeting room

Thur, November 1, 6-8pm, Hollywood Branch Library, 4040 NE Tillamook, meeting room

 

 

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