Democracy School

What is Democracy School?

 The national Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund’s Democracy School is a stimulating and illuminating course that reframes often discouraging single issue work (such as toxic exposure or fracking) in a way that enables us to confront corporate control on a powerful front that cuts across issues: people’s constitutional rights. Democracy School explores the limits of conventional regulatory organizing and offers a new organizing model that helps citizens confront corporate usurpation of the rights of communities, people and the earth. Lectures include the history of people’s movements and the ascent of corporate power, and the dramatic recent successes of more than 160 communities nationwide in passing ordinances based on the CELDF model. Attendees receive a 300 plus-page notebook of background reading material. 

Who should go? Anyone who wants to be part of a new way forward in challenging corporate control and protecting our communities – one that succeeds because it fundamentally challenges the rights and privileges that have enabled corporate interests to supersede our own.

Thanks everyone for your interest in Democracy School. We hope to sponsor another one soon!

Click here to watch videos of Democracy School on CELDF’s website!