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Democracy School

Saturday, February 29, 2020, 2:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Belfast Area Community Rights is partnering with New Hampshire Community Rights Network (NHCRN) and Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF) to bring Democracy School to Belfast. The training will be held Friday night, February 28th from 6-9pm and Saturday, February 29th from 8am-4pm and will be taught by educators from CELDF. The Daniel Pennock Democracy School is CELDFs flagship education program and a key piece of community organizing. It is a stimulating and illuminating course that teaches residents and activists how to reframe exhausting and often discouraging single issue work (such as opposing fracking, pipelines, GMOs, etc.) in a way that confronts corporate control and state preemption on a powerful single front: peoples inalienable rights. This educational initiative explores the limits of conventional activism in dealing with regulatory agencies, and offers a new organizing model that helps citizens confront companies' usurpation 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 by communities confronting agribusiness, the oil and gas industry, corporate hegemony over worker rights, and others. Included with enrollment is a 300 plus-page notebook of background reading material. Lunch will be offered Saturday for course participants ($5 suggested donation) and refreshments and snacks will be available throughout the workshop. This event has filled to capacity. If you would like to be put on a waiting list, please contact

Cost: 45 - 100 USD

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45 Edgecomb Road
Belfast, ME 04915

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