Recently, two graduates of Antioch University's Environmental Advocacy and Organizing Program started a new movement-building organization in New England called Advocates for Community Empowerment (ACE). The mission of the organization is to help empower local communities to go beyond conventional regulatory strategies and secure a truly democratic future by enacting enforceable by-laws and ordinances that place control in the hands of ‘we the people” while stripping corporations of their illegitimate power to usurp people's rights to a clean and healthy environment. This strategy has already been used to good effect in western Pennsylvania through the efforts of Tom Linzey and the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF). As one of the main activist training tools for helping local communities in New England learn more about this new organizing model, Ellen and Steve will soon begin offering "Daniel Pennock Democracy School" weekend workshops in New England communities that were first developed by Tom Linzey of CELDEF and Richard Grossman, a founder of the Program on Cororations, Law, and Democracy (POCLAD). If you haven't heard about this grassroots strategy to challenge corporate rule through local organizing, or about this important activist training tool, you owe it yourself to learn more. For more information, go to http://eaop-blog.blogspot.com/. All my best, Steve * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Steve Chase, Ph.D. Director, Environmental Advocacy and Organizing Program Department of Environmental Studies at Antioch University New England 40 Avon Street, Keene, NH 03431 603-283-2336; 603-357-0618 (fax); Steven_Chase@antiochne.edu * EAOP's Main Website: http://www.antiochne.edu/es/eao/default.cfm * EAOP's "The Well-Trained Activist" Blog: http://eaop-blog.blogspot.com * EAOP's Online Bookstore: http://www.antiochne.edu/es/eao/bookstore.cfm (7.5% of your purchase price will be donated to the EAOP Scholarship Fund at not extra cost to you.) To learn more, check out the study, ACTIVIST TRAINING IN THE ACADEMY: DEVELOPING A MASTER'S PROGRAM IN ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCACY AND ORGANIZING, at http://www.antiochne.edu/directory/page.cfm?page_id=230&id=1800014802&Type=Page ======== North American Human Rights Education listserv ======= Send mail intended for the list to < >. Archives of the list can be found at: http://www.hrea.org/lists/hr-education-na/ **You are welcome to reprint, copy, archive, quote or re-post this item, but please retain the original and listserv source.
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