The CELDF Democracy School: Igniting a Rights Movement for Communities and Nature!

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.

Educating your community is one of the most powerful steps toward change you can make. Here are the details for our upcoming virtual Democracy School event:

Each Democracy School is a 4 part session. Please register once for access to all 4 dates.

Democracy School is open to anyone – but we recommend finding a school hosted within your community to create meaningful dialogue and networking around the issues that are most important to you and your community.

Outline of Curriculum:The virtual Democracy School consists of 4 modules organized as lecture/presentation, small-group breakout discussion, and large-group discussion.

Module 1: Where We Are Now – Exposing Intentional Barriers to Community Self-Determination

Tuesday, January 5, 2021 from 7pm – 9:30pm EST

Module 2: How did we get here? The Power of Property
Friday, January 8, 2021 from 7pm – 9:30pm EST

Module 3: How we could make change – Asserting Rights
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 from 7pm – 9:30pm EST

Module 4: Where We Could End Up – Building a Movement for Real Change
Friday, January 15, 2021 from 7pm – 9:30pm EST

Space is limited. This will not be recorded and you must attend the live school. Please only register if you are able to attend all 4 events. 

Links for course materials and access to Zoom will be sent out once all spots are filled (Minimum 15; Maximum 25).  Attending all 4 modules is mandatory as each module builds on the previous one. Register using the form below.

Questions? Contact Tish O’Dell at

 registration is now closed.

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