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Community Rights Workshop
The Northwood-High Building
Columbus, OH
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Community Rights Workshop
In this workshop, we explore why we dont have the power to establish minimum wage laws, LGBT rights, stop pipelines, fracking and others issues facing our communities today. 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 delve into what communities are doing to elevate the rights of communities and nature over the corporate state. What does it take to build a movement for systemic change?

Instructors for the Workshop are:
Emelyn Lybarger, Outreach Coordinator for the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund. Emelyn conducts media and fundraising outreach and had been a National Democracy School Instructor since 2005. Emelyn is based in Columbus, Ohio and has been involved in the community rights movement for over a decade.

Tish ODell, Ohio Community Organizer for the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund since 2013. Tish co-founded the grass-roots organization in Broadview Heights, OH, that successfully campaigned to adopt a Charter amendment creating a Community Bill of Rights banning gas drilling and fracking in 2012. Tish is also the current president of the Ohio Community Rights Network and still resides in Broadview Hts., Ohio.


The Northwood-High Building (View)
2231 North High Street Room 100
Columbus, OH 43201
United States


Education > Workshops

Minimum Age: 16
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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