Upcoming Events

Get Involved: Community Bill of Rights

Rights of Nature: Downtown Asheville March
Wednesday, June 13th, 5:30 to 7 pm

Come meet us just north of High Five Coffee on Broadway in the gravel parking lot by the corner of Broadway Street and Elizabeth Street.

Join us in downtown Asheville to stand up for our sustainable future, transition from fossil fuels and work towards supporting the Rights of Nature.

This is a celebratory march as well as an educational march about the Rights of Nature to highlight some of the local projects that are impacting our city, region and world.

We’ll have a mini meet and greet with each other and hand out banners to wave in the streets. Drums and voices are most welcome. Community Roots Program Director, Suzannah Park, will review the details of the march with everyone. We’ll review our chants, practice the ‘Dance for Hope’ and then we’ll hit the streets for an hour.

See you there!

We The People 2.0 Screening

Wednesday, June 27th, 6 to 8:00 pm
THE BLOCK off Biltmore, 39 S Market Street, Asheville

Interested in Community Rights and why Corporations have more rights than we do? This film showcases the work of CELDF and the Community Rights movement across the US.

“We the People 2.0” is about the loss of democracy in the United States. The story unfolds through the eyes of rural people and sacrifice zones in urban communities who have faced decades of toxic dumps, drilling and mines in their communities. These people come to understand that the reason they can’t stop the destruction is that the US has become an oligarchy, run by the corporate few who ignore the rights and will of the people. These people are frontally challenging our corporate state; thereby saving nature and themselves. Thomas Linzey, a nonprofit attorney’s inspiring words shows how, we, the people, can turn this around and lay claim to our democracy. This movement is building as you read this, not just in this country but around the world; this film shows how and where it all began.