This educational initiative explores the limits of conventional regulatory organizing and offers a new organizing model that helps citizens confront the usurpation by corporations of the rights of communities, people, and earth. Lectures cover the history of people’s movements and corporate power, and the dramatic organizing over the last decade in Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Ohio, Colorado, Washington, and Oregon by communities confronting big timber, the oil and gas industry, corporate hegemony over worker rights, and others. Included with enrollment for this two day class is a 300 plus-page notebook of background reading material.
“If you take no other training this year, do the Democracy School. It is a superlative unfolding revelation of how corporations have hijacked democracy. It meticulously deconstructs the historical arc that brought us to this precipice. But most importantly, it then departs into the highly pragmatic and inspiring work now underway that is slowly turning the tide . . . This Second American Revolution may be the most important political work going on anywhere in the country or the world.“
Educating your community is one of the most powerful steps towards change you can make.
Who should attend a Democracy School?
Anyone who wants to be part of a new way forward in challenging corporate control and protecting our communities – one that succeeds because it fundamentally challenges the rights and privileges that have enabled corporate interests to supersede our own.