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Corporations have nearly endless money and resources. But the one thing they don’t have is the power of the people! That is why we need you to build this movement!

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These gatherings advance our community’s work challenging corporate practices that threaten our health, environment and economy.Get Involved

WHEN: Third Monday of every month from 6:00–8:00 pm WHERE:  First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive St., Eugene

We come together to:

  • Learn about the latest local and national Community Rights developments
  • Build our region’s Community Rights movement
  • Learn about other campaigns throughout Oregon

Help us make Community Rights Action Somewhere you want to be!

 “I hope that we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations which dare already to challenge our government in a trial of strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country.” —Thomas Jefferson, written in 1816

Will Falk – Oregon Book Tour

Will Falk - Author, Lawyer, Environmental Activist Poetry is a tool to be used in resistance. For those of us who have forgotten, poetry leads us back to our natural heritage. Poetry teaches us to listen to a world filled with voices. WHEN: Friday, March 13th @6pm WHERE: Eugene Garden Club (1645 High St. / Parking across street) How Dams Fall With brutal honesty and an unflinching commitment to witnessing the river’s wounds in all their painful detail, How Dams Fall is an intimate conversation between a human and a river. In a time when the Colorado River is at record low levels and water shortages look inevitable, this essay is a must-read for outdoor enthusiasts, naturalists, water advocates, and anyone who has ever fallen in love with the natural world ...Read More

Join us at PIELC 2020 – Sunday @9am

We know it's early - But Exciting it will be! Date: Sunday March 8, 2020 Time: 9:00-10:15am Where: UO Campus (Exact location TBA) Panel: Establishing the Rights of Nature It is neither acceptable nor is it necessary to poison the environment to engage in commerce. In fact, it is the antithesis of a sustainable and responsible economy. But to stop harmful unsustainable developments like Jordan Cove and Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline, determined environmental activists must first acknowledge that working within an "environmental protection" system, complicit with industry, is activism’s failure, not the system's failure. Rather than pledging obedience to an unjust, dead-end system, activists across the country and around the world must become civilly disobedient in the name of justice, true sustainability, climate and a viable doorway into the future. Establishing the rights of nature, giving ecosystems standing, may be the single most effective means of reversing the Earth-wide trend of habitat destruction. We have focused on a panel of individuals assembled from three geographic areas from around the United States: 1.) Will Falk—Author “How Dams Fall”; Lawyer who represented the Colorado River in Rights of Nature case. 2.) Markie Miller—Representative from Toledo, Ohio Community Rights whose CR group ...Read More

Public Interest Environmental Law Conference

Move: Migration on a Changing Planet March 05-08, 2020 This year, PIELC will host a conversation about migration on a changing planet. Changes to the environment have always affected the movement of humans and other life on earth. Recently, global awareness has shifted to issues of migration as the impacts of land use and resource extraction accelerate climate change and ecological crises. Conflicts and environmental disruptions force humans to leave their homes and face untold tribulation. Entire ecosystems creep toward the poles, and species climb to higher elevations. Climate, animal, and plant cycles fall out of sync with alarming consequences. Many species dwindle while others quietly wink out of existence. No place on earth is free from these changes. The new Rights of Nature campaign ties right into this year's theme. Stay tuned for more information as we do have a panel! We'll have special guests from the LEBOR effort in Toledo Ohio, along with a guest from the Rights of the Salish Sea efforts. We are so excited about this year's conference - we hope to see you at our table in the hallway! ...Read More

Upcoming Important Film Showings

We have some exciting film showings coming your way. A perfect way to educate yourself as the weather gets colder outside. Both showings include Q&A's with people involved! Stay warm inside and cozy up for these: Community Rights Lane County is excited to be cosponsors along with Encircle Films, Eugene PeaceWorks/KEPW Community Radio 97.3FM for: Thursday, Nov. 7th @6:30pm Corporate Coup D'etat Followed by Q&A with producer Jeff Cohen Broadway Metro - 888 Willamette Community Rights Lane County, Wisdom of the Elders, along with Native American Studies present: Sunday, Nov. 10th @7pm The Peoples of Western Oregon Followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers UO Many Nations Longhouse ...Read More

Film Showing in Florence Oregon – Invisible Hand

Community Rights Lane County  City Lights Cinema Invisible Hand When: Tuesday, Sept. 17th Where: City Lights Cinema Florence, Oregon (1930 Highway 101) Check back often as the event gets closer for more details. In the fall of 2014, for the first time in United States history, an ecosystem filed to defend itself in a lawsuit claiming its ‘right to exist' in Grant Township, Pennsylvania. For attempting such a radical act, Grant’s rural community of 700 people were sued by a corporation, then by the state government, and are now locked in a battle to defend the watershed they call home, the water they drink, and enforce the local laws they enacted that gave legal Rights to Nature. Half a continent away in Standing Rock, North Dakota, the same industry threatening Grant Twp. is using militarized force against indigenous tribes and allies fighting to protect Mother Earth. The two, Grant Township and Standing Rock, are joined in an international fight to protect more than just water. They fight for their community, democracy, and for Nature as a living entity unto itself. Produced by award-winning actor Mark Ruffalo, INVISIBLE HAND takes you behind the curtain of the global ...Read More