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Film Screening of Invisible Hand

Posted by on Mar 14, 2019 in Events, Local | Comments Off on Film Screening of Invisible Hand

Film Screening of Invisible Hand

CRLC & The UO Climate Justice League

presents….

Invisible Hand

When: Tuesday, April 9th @7pm
Where: Redwood Auditorium at the University of Oregon

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 economy where ‘Rights of Nature’ becomes “capitalism’s one true opponent.”

Frank Bibeau on the Rights of Nature

Posted by on Feb 21, 2019 in Around the World, Blog, Events, Local | Comments Off on Frank Bibeau on the Rights of Nature

Community Rights Lane County is privileged to announce that Executive Director of the 1855 Treaty Authority and Tribal Attorney, Frank Bibeau will present to the Eugene community on Friday, March 8, 7pm. at the Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High Street.

Mr. Bibeau represented Winona LaDuke’s Honor the Earth organization in the Embridge Baaken pipeline disputes. He most recently secured the Rights of Wild Rice for the White Earth Band of Ojibwe, the first Rights of Nature law to recognize the rights of a plant species.

Community Rights in Salem – You Can Help!

Posted by on Feb 12, 2019 in Blog, Events, Local | Comments Off on Community Rights in Salem – You Can Help!

We Have Two Bills Being Introduced

Staff and supporters have been working in Salem to get Community Rights Bills introduced this legislative session. We currently have two bills in play: one in the Senate, one in the House. The next step will be getting committee assignments! We’ll keep you informed on our website and Facebook. So stay tuned for more ways to help move these bills forward.

Here’s how you can help….

Now, and especially once the bill is assigned a number and to a committee, talk with your legislators. Let them know why you support the bill and why you’d like their support (and/or sponsorship) on it.

Current sponsors: Senator Monnes Anderson, Dembrow, Representative Noble, Power, Wilde
  • Find out who your legislators are here.
  • Please track any conversations you have with legislators here (or tell me about them via email or phone).
  • Here’s a general outline for conversations with legislators

Interested in meeting with your representative in person?

~Power in Numbers~

ORCRN Lobby Day: March 21st

For more details contact Corinne: [email protected] (541-731-0397)

Year End Community Rights Action!

Posted by on Dec 14, 2018 in Blog, CRA, Events, Local | Comments Off on Year End Community Rights Action!

We’re celebrating our volunteers for our last Community Rights Action, with live music and free food. See you at the Taproom.

 

WHERE: The Taproom – 1030 Tyinn St. Suite 1

WHEN: Monday, Dec. 17th @6pm (till 9pm)

Initiatives in Court November 5th

Posted by on Oct 5, 2018 in Articles, Blog, Events, Local | Comments Off on Initiatives in Court November 5th

What are we waiting for….?
Our Court Hearing – Nov. 5th!

November 5th at 10am will be our next court hearing at the Lane County Circuit Court in Eugene.

Stay tuned for more information. We’ll want you all to wear your RED shirts and to help us pack the courtroom!

Meet Chris Hedges – Tickets on Sale ONLINE ONLY Now!

Posted by on Sep 7, 2018 in Blog, Events, Local | Comments Off on Meet Chris Hedges – Tickets on Sale ONLINE ONLY Now!

Before the free speaking event: Tickets ONLINE only!
Meet Chris Hedges from 5pm – 6pm at the Eugene Garden Club,
Enjoy Local wine and Hor d’oeuvres-$50,  with a signed copy of his book-$60
Limited number of tickets available – Don’t wait!

Get Tickets Here

Rights of Nature Panel

Posted by on Aug 3, 2018 in Blog, Events, Local | Comments Off on 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!

Eugene’s Democracy School

Posted by on Jul 30, 2018 in Blog, Events, Local | Comments Off on 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!

Chris Hedges Oregon Tour

Posted by on Jul 30, 2018 in Blog, Events, Local | Comments Off on Chris Hedges Oregon Tour

Chris Hedges is coming to Eugene – October 3rd  for 2 separate events:

FIRST…

Meet Chris Hedges! > 5-6pm @Eugene Garden Club
BUY TICKETS HERE. Limited number available, don’t wait. $50 to meet Chris, $60 gets you a signed copy of the book. Join us as we enjoy local wine and hor d’oeuvres while schmoozing with members of your community.

THEN…

After the meet&greet, we’ll head on over to FUMC…

→ @7-8pm > Free Event
First United Methodist Church

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

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Winona LaDuke Saturday, June 2nd

Posted by on May 29, 2018 in Events, Local | Comments Off on Winona LaDuke Saturday, June 2nd

 

Join us for this Honor the Earth Fundraiser on June 2nd. Presentation begins at 7pm at the First United Methodist Church. Get there early!