Daniel Pennock Democracy School

Posted on March 3, 2006

Join Us for
The Daniel Pennock Democracy School

Washington College of Law, American University, Room 500
4801 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC
April 7th – April 9th, 2006

If you take no other training this year, do the Democracy School. It is a superlative unfolding revelation of how corporations have hijacked democracy. It meticulously deconstructs the historical arc that brought us to this precipice. But most importantly, it then departs into the highly pragmatic and inspiring work now underway that is slowly turning the tide. . . This Second American Revolution may be the most important political work going on anywhere in the country or the world.

-Kenny Ausubel ?05, Founder and Co-Executive Director, Bioneers

Democracy School was a mind-blowing experience. During the School, I was forced to come to grips with the understanding that I really knew very little about the true structure of law that controls our activism. Democracy School is a must for everyone who seeks to be liberated from our defensive, after-the-fact reactive organizing strategies.

-Krishnaveni Gundu, ?05, Calhoun County (TX) Resource Watch

Friday, April 7th to Sunday, April 9th
[Deadline for Registration: March 20, 2006]

?Why Democratic Self-Government is Impossible When Corporations Wield Constitutional Rights Against Communities to Deny The Rights of People?

Feature of April School: Pennsylvania Communities
Going ?Home Rule?: Writing Local Constitutions

LECTURERS: Richard Grossman and Ben Price, Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF)

Note: All attendees receive a 350 page background reading packet two weeks prior to the School, which contains curriculum materials for the School, as well as the book ?Defying Corporations, Defining Democracy? edited by Dean Ritz

The tuition is $325 and will include course materials mailed to all students two weeks prior to the start of the school. Attendees are encouraged to read the material prior to the course. Also included is lunch on Saturday. Hotel accommodation is not included, but suggestions will be offered for those who need a place to stay.

The Washington College of Law is on Massachusetts Ave a few blocks northwest of the main campus of American University. There is a shuttle every half hour from the Tenleytown Metro station on the Red Line. Parking is extremely limited. If you need to drive, contact us about the possibility of having a space reserved for you. Transportation details and maps will be provided with course materials.

These seminars are interactive and are limited to a maximum of 18 students with two instructors. A minimum of 12 students are required to hold the school. If the minimum number of students do not register by March 10, the school will be canceled and all payments refunded 100%.

All Checks should be made payable to ?Green Institute? and mailed to the following address. Credit card payments (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) can be accepted as well ? please send card number and expiration date.

Green Institute
Attn: Democracy School
3509 Connecticut Ave NW #730
Washington, DC 20010

Note: If the School is canceled due to inadequate registration, tuition will be fully refunded. Cancellations due to inclement weather impacting your travel will result in a refund of 75% of the cost of tuition. Please direct questions to Dean Myerson at dean@greeninstitute.net or (301) 651-5168
Note: Deadline for Registration for this School is March 20th

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