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Democracy School – Day 2

January 20, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Buckingham: We the People
We are committed to preserving a sustainable environment through defending our right to clean air, water, and land. We recognize our dependence on nature and respect our need to live in harmony with the natural world.

“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.-Kenny Ausubel ‘05, Founder and Co-Executive Director, Bioneers

The Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund’s (CELDF) Democracy School is a stimulating and illuminating intensive seminar that teaches citizens and activists how to assert local control in order to protect the rights of their residents, their communities, and nature. We help citizens and activists reframe difficult single issue work (such as opposing toxic dumps, fracking, factory farms, etc.) to directly confront corporate control over their constitutional rights.

Date: January 19 & 20, 2018
Time: Friday 6:30-9:30 pm, Saturday 9am-5pm
Location: Library Yogaville, Satchidananda Ashram, 108 Yogaville Way, Buckingham, VA 23921
Tuition: $50 Includes 300-page book, lunch, snacks. Scholarships available, please inquire.

Register by: Friday December 22, 2017

Lodging: Have you been meaning to stay at Yogaville and never gotten around to it? Now is your chance! Rooms in the Lotus Guest House are being offered at a 50% discount to Democracy School students. See registration form for details.

To Register: Fill out registration form (see link below) and send with a check to: Mindy Zlotnick, 108 Yogaville Way, Buckingham, VA 23921. Please make checks out to Mindy Zlotnick and write ‘Democracy School’ in the memo.

Flyer: Democracy School flyer VA DS2
Registration Form: DS Registration Form 1-2018

For inquiries: Mindy at buckinghamwethepeople@gmail.com or phone/text (415) 752-3041

Presented by the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF)
CELDF Presenters:
Ben Price, National Organizing Director
Chad Nicholson, Pennsylvania Community Organizer

CELDF: https://celdf.org/
Democracy School: https://celdf.org/how-we-work/education/democracy-school/
Curriculum: https://celdf.org/how-we-work/education/democracy-school/democracy-school-curriculum/


January 20, 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Yogaville Library
108 Yogaville Way
Buckingham, VA 23921 United States
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Buckingham: We the People
434 979 9732


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