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Rights of Nature Panel

What if Nature had Rights?

Panel Discussion
Sept 20th (Thursday), 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Many Nations Longhouse, UO (1630 Columbia St.)

  • Cameron LaFollette: Independent Researcher & Author
  • Craig Kauffman: Associate Professor of Poli Sci & Env Studies
  • Chris Maser: Ecologist, Author, International Lecturer & Consultant

Our current laws are simply incapable of stopping the wide-scale environmental destruction that the world is experiencing.

Rather than treating nature as property, rights of nature acknowledges that nature in all its life forms has the right to exist, evolve, and flourish.

And we, the people, have the legal authority and responsibility to enforce these rights.

Join us for a discussion on how such rights are being acknowledged and turned into law worldwide.  We will discuss how we can learn from what’s happening elsewhere to make Rights of Nature a reality here. Learn More Here!

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Eugene’s Democracy School

We’re happy to announce another Eugene Democracy School time and location!

→ Friday, October 19 @6:00-9:00pm
→ Saturday, October 20 @9:00am-5:00pm
Eugene Garden Club – 1645 High Street (Parking across the street)

Please fill out the registration form and send in payment:

You MUST send in payment or pay online in order to save your seat in class!

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Chris Hedges Oregon Tour

We are excited and proud to announce:

Democracy Reborn: Communities Resisting. Communities Rising.

An evening with Chris Hedges

→ Salem: October 2nd @7pm
Willamette University | Smith Auditorium

→ Eugene: October 3rd @7pm
First United Methodist Church

→ Portland: October 5th @7pm
First Presbyterian Church

Free event.
Fundraiser for the Oregon Community Rights Network. Donations Gladly Accepted!

Chris Hedges is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, New York Times best selling author, former professor at Princeton University, activist and ordained Presbyterian minister.
Author of America: The Farewell Tour

Event on Facebook

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You Haven’t Missed a Thing- We record most presentations!

Did you know we strive to record every presentation that we sponsor/co-sponsor? We know people are busy and might not have the time drop everything for our schedule. So we’ve compiled our videos into one place for your easy viewing. You can always hover over the Resources tab and you’ll find our link to the Audio/Visual page, where you’ll find strong presenters such as Winona LaDuke, Mari Margill and local UO professor Craig Kauffman.

Learn more about the effects of Corporate Rights on communities around the world, Rights of Nature inserted into constitutions and Community Rights work in general all on one page! Grab a cup of tea and wrap yourself in a warm blanket and learn more!

Michelle Holman explains Community Rights before Jacqueline Patterson’s presentation…

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Coming this Month…

We have a lot of great presentations coming your way, and did I hear someone say Campaign? Don’t miss this month’s Community Rights Action as we have so many things to talk about. And we just can’t get enough of Chuck Willer! We are also thrilled to have Evaggelos Vallianatos, author of Poison Spring: The Secret History of Pollution and the EPA, speaking not only on our PIELC panel, but several times along the coast! Don’t miss the action!

But First…

Thursday Feb. 15th
7:00pm

Lillis Hall 182
UO Campus

 

 


And then…

 

We’re due to hear from the judge any day now. We’ll be discussing the possibility of running a successful campaign.

 

 

 


And one more time…

He’s educating citizens on a different aspect of forestry, one that is very tied to aerial spraying. Don’t miss another chance to see the Director of the Coast Range Association…

Chuck Willer in Cottage Grove
WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 27th @7pm
WHERE: The Healing Matrix

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CRLC at PIELC

CRLC  at PIELC

We’ve got a panel at this year’s Public Interest Environmental Law Conference! There’s also a Rights of Nature panel – don’t miss out!

The art of chemical warfare: Oregon community democracy vs. industrial timber and state government in the battle to end aerial spraying 

Friday, March 2 – 3:50 p.m.-5:05 p.m.
Law room 142.
Sponsored by Community Rights Lane County

The aerial spraying of toxic pesticides is part of Oregon’s logging legacy. This panel will discuss the challenges communities have faced in their efforts to protect people and ecosystems from aerial spraying, as well as the state’s role in providing legal protection.

From Carol Van Strum’s efforts against the federal government in the 80s and the widespread corruption in the EPA, to the community rights movement of the last five years, the panel will discuss the ups and downs of the battle to abolish aerial spraying. Panelists will highlight the lengths that corporations and government have taken to stop local democracy.

Panelists:

  • Rio Davidson – Lincoln County Community Rights
  • TBA member of Community Rights Lane County
  • Evaggelos Vallianatos EPA whistle blower and author of Poison Spring
  • Carol Van Strum author of Bitter Fog and chief person behind the Poison Papers

Nature has Rights: The Right to Exist, Evolve, and Flourish

Sunday, March 4th, 9:00 am to 10:15 am
Many Nations Longhouse
Sponsored by RoN-Community Rights Lane County and Oregon Community Rights Network
Does a wolf have a right to survive because it runs, breathes, and values its family (the pack)? Does a forest have a right to exist, thrive, and flourish solely because it is a living entity? Does nature have rights? According to our political and legal systems, it does not.
Laws and governments were not designed to recognize or respect the natural world. Rather they define it as property to be extracted and consumed for profit. That is at the heart of the damage being done to our planet, and until it changes, any idea of protecting Mother Earth is an illusion.
Fortunately, Rights of Nature are starting to be acknowledged and enacted as law. From Ecuador to the United States, to Nepal, and New Zealand; Tribal nations, communities, activists, indigenous peoples, and governments throughout the world are advancing Rights of Nature initiatives.
This panel will talk about the Rights of Nature and what’s being done to get our political and economic systems to recognize them.
Panelists:

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