Ohio Community Rights Organizer, Tish O’Dell will be leading one of the breakout sessions at the Teach-In for Social Justice at Case Western Reserve University on Feb. 10, 2018. More info will be available soon at this link: https://students.case.edu/community/groups/teach/
In this session, we will just give a brief introduction to Community Rights and begin exploring why we don’t have the power to establish minimum wage laws, LGBT rights, stop pipelines, and other issues facing our communities. We look at how the corporate state overrides local democratic decision-making and forces unjust labor, environmental, and discriminating practices into our communities. And we will see some examples of communities using Community Rights to elevate the rights of people and nature over the corporate state.