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Local Citizens Bring New Film We the People 2.0 to Bellingham

There is a growing movement for a Second American Revolution to realize a true democracy

Bellingham, WA – Local concerned citizens are hosting three special screenings of We the People 2.0 – The Second American Revolution.

 

Date Time Place
Friday, January 6, 2017 6:00 pm Bellingham Public Library, downstairs conference room
Saturday, January 14, 2017 2:00 pm Martin Luther King Human Rights Conference, Syre Hall, Whatcom Community College – http://www.whrtf.org/2017-workshops.html
Thursday, March 16, 2017 6:00 pm Pickford Theater, 1318 Bay Street in downtown Bellingham. Tickets for this showing must be pre-purchased and are available here.

The documentary, presented by Tree Media and the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF), tells the story of people across the U.S. who have faced decades of environmental assaults – such as oil trains, coal trains, pipelines, fracking, and sludging of farmland – and what they are doing about it.

These communities recognize that ecosystems at home and around the globe are collapsing under inherently unsustainable laws and governing structures – what many have called a ‘corporate state.’ They have come to understand that the system is stacked against them and the natural environment. The film shares how they are working with CELDF and organizing to stop these assaults in their own communities through rights-based laws, which ban the harms as a violation of the rights both of the communities and their ecosystems.

The people of Bellingham vividly experienced how the system works against communities when they were not allowed to vote on a Community Bill of Rights a few years ago. The Bill of Rights would have banned the transportation of coal through Bellingham.

Communities across the country are laying the foundation for the sustainable future they envision. Further, they are joining together across states to advance democratic and environmental rights, building the next people’s movement through Community Rights.

Each showing will feature a short introduction, and will be followed by a panel involving participants in Bellingham’s effort to adopt a local Community Bill of Rights in 2012. Attendees will be invited to follow-up meetings for those wishing to move this work forward.

The showing at the Pickford Theater in March will be one of several showings planned for Western Washington that month. CELDF expects to host a Democracy School in Western Washington in April as a further follow-up. Tickets for the Pickford showing must be pre-purchased and are available here. If you expect to go to this showing, please order your tickets soon. Unless enough people order tickets in advance, the showing will not take place.

Learn more about the film, and view its trailer, right here.

Let’s work together and help make this happen… please forward this information on to those within your own world.

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