Jan 4-5: Community Rights Workshop

Not to be missed by those who are committed to community empowerment for a sustainable future!  

6-9 p.m. on Friday, Jan 4 and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan 5 at the Friends Meeting House (4836 Ellsworth Avenue in Oakland)  Cost per person is $50 (but no one will be turned away for inability to pay).  Space is limited to 35 maximum;  sign up early, and please share this with people you know who would find this really useful.  Registration information:  http://environmentaljusticetmc.blogspot.com

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.

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.

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