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Thursday, February 01, 2018

February 3 and 4! Two great events!

In case you missed it, there's a great event happening this Saturday afternoon, 2 to 5 p.m., at the Concordia on La Crosse Street. Hope you can make it to THE PROGRESSTIVAL! More than three dozen organizations will table, we'll have some workshops, a super speaker, and lots of action and interaction! For more details, visit the event page!

Then, on Sunday, February 4 from 2 to 5 p.m., Saturday's main speaker, Paul Cienfuegos, will present an Introduction to Community Rights. According to the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, "Community Rights include environmental rights, such as the right to clean air, pure water, and healthy soil; worker rights, such as the right to living wages and equal pay for equal work; rights of nature, such as the right of ecosystems to flourish and evolve; and democratic rights, such as the right of local community self-government, and the right to free and fair elections."

Community Rights US notes, "At the heart of Community Rights US is the belief that We the People rule over corporate interests because the primary legitimate purpose of law and government is to serve and protect our people, our communities, and nature"

This event which will be in the People's Food Co-op Community Room is free though we'll ask for your donation at the door to help pay expenses. For more information, please see the workshop page. If you plan to attend, please complete the form so we'll know how many materials to have ready.

Why get active? Let Angela Rye give you one good reason:

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