The New England Grassroots Environment Fund is hosting the 2017 RootSkills Conference, November 30 – December 2, through the RootSkills Training Series. RootSkills aims to connect community organizers and nonprofits working to address social justice challenges and improve community health, community resilience, and the environment.
Michelle Sanborn is the volunteer president of NHCRN and CELDF’s Community Organizer for New Hampshire. She will be presenting a Community Bill of Rights workshop at the RootSkills Conference.
What you will learn: Who really decides what happens in your community? Why? And – what can you do about it?
In this workshop, 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 nature. We’ll look at how corporations have received more rights and protections than real people and ecosystems living in communities. Most importantly, we’ll explore how communities are pushing back against these oppressive structures to reclaim local democracy – and what they’re doing at the state level with a proposed Community Rights Amendment.
November 30 – December 2
(Community Bill of Rights Workshop is Dec 1)
700 Elm St
Manchester, NH 03101