Protecting People & Places: The Community Bill of Rights


Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm





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Are you a community organizer concerned about protecting your local people and environment? Is your neighborhood or town being threatened by pipelines, compressor stations, or other exploitative industries? Join Michelle Sanborn from the Communtiy Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF) on February 21, 2017 to learn how our current system of government and law have evolved to protect wealth and privilege over community self-government. During this webinar, we'll look at how corporations have received more rights and protections than those of you living in your community and we'll look at how communities have pushed back against these oppressive structures to reclaim democratic self-government in the their communities.

What will you learn from this webinar? 

  1. Who are the key decision makers in your communtiy (not always who you think they are!) 
  2. How individuals and coorperations became key decision makers
  3. How to reclaim local democracy in your communtiy 


 Michelle Sanborn- Michelle is a homeschooling mother of 3, chair of CARE Group, NHCRN Coordinator and CELDF NH Community Organizer. She became a community rights activist to protect her rural, quaint town of Alexandria, NH from multiple industrial projects through a Community Bill of Rights Ordinance. Michelle organizes across NH, supporting the work of the New Hampshire Community Rights Network, to build CELDF's organizing framework to the state level. Free time is spent with family and creating music.




This webinar is brought to you from the New England Grassroots Environment Fund through the RootSkills Training Series.