Coming up in December, we are co-hosting with Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF) an offering of their new Virtual Democracy School program:

Democracy School is a stimulating and illuminating virtual course that teaches residents and activists an empowering new approach about how to reframe exhausting and often discouraging single-issue work – such as opposing fracking, overdevelopment, and pesticides, or advocating for worker rights, housing access, and protecting water – in a way that we can confront corporate control and government interference on a powerful front: the people’s right of local self-governance and Nature’s rights.

Several in our group have taken Democracy School before, and it is indeed illuminating, especially so as we are all concerned more than ever with the state of our democracy.

The course will be offered in four parts on the following days and times: December 9, 10, 16, & 17 from 6-8:30pm.

We’d love to have you join us! Space is limited to 25 people, so if you’re interested but can’t take it now, or the course fills up, please let us know so we can schedule a second opportunity for the community.

You can find out more about the event and register here:

The cost for the event is a suggested $40 donation as we want to make sure everyone has an opportunity to participate even if your finances are currently tight.

Please feel free to forward this post to anyone you know who might be interested in Community Rights San Juan Islands, Rights of Nature, and/or Democracy School.