Who Decides what happens in our communities - Corporations or Local Residents?
San Luis Obispo �" Author and community activist, Shannon Biggs, will come to San Luis Obispo on May 16, 2012 to speak about “Who Decides What Happens in Our Communities �" Corporations or Local Residents?” The event will take place at the Ludwick Center, 864 Santa Rosa Street at 7:00 p.m.
Topics to be covered include:
Do our local communities have the right to self-determine stewardship of the lands where we live?
Does Nature have a Right to simply exist, persist, maintain and regenerate?
What is Corporate Personhood? And what Rights does our community have to abate and mitigate their impacts where we live?
Shannon Biggs, co-author of the book, The Rights Of Nature, and Director of the Community Rights Organizing Program at Global Exchange and Kylie Nealis, Community Rights Program Associate at Global Exchange, will lead San Luis Obispo County residents through an evening of information, discussion and a call for action.
Learn how Las Vegas, NM, passed the first community bill of rights in the Southwest recently. The City of Las Vegas adopted a rights based ordinance establishing a local Bill of Rights and banning fracking and related activities.
Should a river have the right to flow? Should trees have the right to grow? What does it mean to give rights to nature and how different would our world look if we did? Everyone is invited to attend this special interactive presentation on nature’s rights where the leaders will explore these questions and the emerging global movement for Mother Earth’s rights.
Sponsored by San Luis Obispo County Transition Towns, Empower Poly, and People of Faith for Justice (formerly CCCLJ).