Community Rights Awareness Workshop

Post Oil Solutions (POS) is hosting a Community Rights Awareness Workshop in the Community Room at the Brattleboro Food Co-op on Sunday, September 10th, from 10 AM to 1 PM, that will be presented by the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF). The event is free, and light refreshments will be available. However, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED: contact Tim Stevenson of Post Oil Solutions at info@postoilsolutions.org.

Vermont residents are facing industrial wind projects, oil and gas pipelines, and water contamination from harmful corporate project. In this workshop, we examine what the systemic barriers are to Vermont residents stopping unsustainable corporate activities, and why sustainability is illegal. We take an in-depth look at how political and legal structures have been set up to protect the interests of an elite wealthy minority, at the expense of the majority of people and community self-government. We’ll look at how corporations have received more rights and protections than people living in communities.

But we’ll also look at how communities have pushed back against these oppressive structures to reclaim democratic self-government in their communities, and at the state level with a proposed Community Rights Amendment. We’ll explore how communities across the U.S. are using Community Rights to challenge and change those barriers to create the sustainable communities they envision, and how citizens are joining together across states to advance democratic and environmental rights, building the next people’s movement through Community Rights.Post Oil Solutions (POS) is hosting a Community Rights Awareness Workshop at the Brattleboro Food Co-op on Sunday, September 10th, from 10 AM to 1 PM, that will be presented by the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF).