Virtual Democracy School – Grand Island, New York

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 a large corporate facility, 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.

This Democracy School is hosted by CRED4GI and the Niagara University Justice Houses

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.


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, March 9, 2021 from 6:30pm – 9:00pm EST

Module 2: How did we get here? The Power of Property
Thursday, March 11, 2021 from 6:30pm – 9:00pm EST

Module 3: How we could make change – Asserting Rights
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 from 6:30pm – 9:00pm EST

Module 4: Where We Could End Up – Building a Movement for Real Change
Thursday, March 18, 2021 from 6:30pm – 9:00pm EST

Follow Up Meeting
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 from 6:30pm – 8:00pm EST

Space is limited as this is interactive and participatory. This will not be recorded and so you must attend the live school. Please only register if you are able to attend all 4 modules as each module builds on the previous one.

Links for course materials and access to Zoom will be sent out once all spots are filled (Minimum 15; Maximum 25). 

Questions? Contact Tish O’Dell at Tish@CELDF.org or Dave Reilly at dreilly@niagara.edu

 register using the form below

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