December 9, 10, 16, & 17 from 6-8:30pm The Virtual Democracy School program 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.
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.
October 13, 6-7:30pm: Online panel discussion on “Protecting the Salish Sea in the Time of Covid-19“, co-sponsored by Community Rights San Juan Islands (CRSJI) and the Lopez Library.
WA State 40th District Representative – Alex Ramel
WA State 40th District Representative – Debra Lekanoff
Marine Protection and Policy Director Friends of the San Juans – Lovel Pratt
Port Angeles City Council Member and CELDF Attorney – Linsey Schromen-Wawrin
SEADOC Scientist – Dr. Joe Gaydos
Salish Sea Activist, musician, and Lopezian – Kurtis Dengler
October 13-16: Australian Earth Laws Alliance Rights of Nature 2020 Online Conference
This conference invites participants to share research and project updates, and work together to progress collaborative projects. This year’s conference will bring together First Nations peoples, legal experts and legal practitioners from around the Asia Pacific region (via zoom). It will also bring ocean rights and law of the sea experts together with Earth laws experts focused on terrestrial land and biodiversity management.
September 29: A Movement’s Voice in the Rebellion: Growing a Rights of Nature Movement, featuring Kira Kelley, Lindsey Schromen-Wawrin, Will Falk, and Karen Hoffman.
September 29, 2019: Shining our Light on Mother Earth, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 1-4pm.
September 28, 2019: Salish Sea Dance, Lopez Island Community Center, 7pm – ?. Featuring music by Symbiant.
September 27, 2019: Action to support Sacred Sea, One Mind for Xw’ullemy (the Salish Sea), Blaine, WA.
September 22: Seeds of Resistance Webinar: Indigenous-led Rights of Nature on Turtle Island This webinar shared the experiences of those tribes who have recognized Rights of Nature in tribal law with each other; those experiences with others considering this path; and explored Indigenous-led experiences regarding the rights of the waters.
May 3-5, 2019: Earth Repair Conference, Port Townsend, WA.
May 24-26, 2019: Rights of Nature Conference, Sidney, BC.
February 2, 2019: Sound Waters University, Langley, WA.
December 5, 2018: Rights for the Salish Sea: Q&A, San Juan Island Library, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
October 27, 2017: Rights of Nature Symposium: Driving Rights of Nature into Law – Opportunities, Risks, and Obstacles, New Orleans, LA. The Symposium brought together key leaders in the Rights of Nature movement – from Ecuador, Nepal, the United States, Australia, and Sweden, as well as from local communities and tribal nations.