CELDF’s Executive Director Thomas Linzey will speak to a Community Rights to regenerative agriculture, and about the grassroots revolt building across the U.S. Over 200 cities, towns, villages, and townships have adopted local laws banning factory farms, sludge spreading, pesticides, water privatization, and fracking. The “community rights” movement began in rural Pennsylvania, where communities mobilized to protect local, sustainable farming from corporate farming. Today, the movement is advancing democratic and environmental rights of people and communities, and pioneering the rights of nature. Linzey will speak about the need to elevate community rights above those “rights” claimed by corporations, and the growing movement to drive change into state constitutions and the U.S. Constitution.
Saturday, June 30th, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.