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Community Rights: What they are. Where they went. How to reclaim them.

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Roseburg Public Library

1409 Northeast Diamond Lake Boulevard

Deer Creek Room

Roseburg, OR 97470

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Please join members of Community Rights Chapters from Lane and Lincoln counties to discuss:

What are Community Rights?

Community rights mean the people who live in a community have the power to make decisions that affect their well-being and future.

Community Rights include environmental rights, such as the right to clean air, pure water, and healthy soil; worker rights, such as the right to a living wage and equal pay for equal work; rights of nature, such as the right of eco-systems to flourish and evolve; and democratic rights, such as the right of local community self-government, and the right to free and fair elections.

Barbara Davis will discuss how residents of Lincoln County adopted the first rights-based law in the U.S. that bans aerial spraying of pesticides. The Community Bill of Rights was passed in order to establish the right to clean air and water, the right to local community self-government, and the Rights of Nature.

Michelle Holman from Lane County will explain their rights-based initiatives that address their work for a healthy, local food system and the right to be free from aerial toxic sprays. They are working on two amendments to the Lane County Charter, as well. One addresses communities right to local self-government and another focuses on the rights of Nature.

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