Mar 29-30: PA Community Rights Workshop

This Pennsylvania Community Rights Workshop is not to be missed by those who are committed to Community Empowerment for a Sustainable Future.  

·       Wondering why corporations have more power than those of us living in our community?
·       Wondering why Harrisburg licenses and permits corporations to harm our community?
·       Wondering why Harrisburg routinely prevents us from making decisions that are in the best interests of our community?

The Pennsylvania Community Rights Workshop takes an in-depth look at how Pennsylvania's political and legal structures have been set up to protect the interests of an elite minority, at the expense of the majority of Pennsylvanians. We'll look at how Pennsylvania's constitution has continually evolved since the American Revolution to protect wealth and privilege over community self-government. We'll look at how corporations in Pennsylvania have received more rights and protections than those of us living in our community, and we'll look at how Pennsylvanians have pushed back against these oppressive structures to reclaim democracy in their communities.  Instructors from

Finally, we'll consider what it would take to create a Pennsylvania constitution that protects the rights of people, communities, and nature by securing our inalienable right to local self-government, free from corporate and state interference.
TO REGISTER, EMAIL  and let us know how you will be paying. 
Space is limited to 35 participants.  The total cost of the workshop is $60 per person. A deposit of $25 must be paid by March 25, unless a special arrangement is made (call Wanda at 724.327.2767 or 412.596.0066) or email  It is possible to PAY BY CREDIT CARD OR PAYPAL ACCOUNT! Log on to and scroll down to Environmental Justice. 

Checks should be made out to the Thomas Merton Center, with a memo notation “Community Rights.” Please send to Thomas Merton Center, 5129 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, 15224. The balance should be paid in full the evening of March 29 at the workshop. We are keeping our expenses to a minimum to ensure affordability for everyone.

Friday, March 29,  6pm to 9pm
Saturday, March 30,  9am to 6pm

Friends Meeting House
4836 Ellsworth Avenue, Oakland neighborhood, Pittsburgh

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