San Mateo County Democracy for America meets the first Wednesday of every month at Woodside Road United Methodist Church in Redwood City, CA.
"Community Rights vs. Corporate Rights: Asserting Community Governing Decisions"
Shannon Biggs will be our speaker at the May Meeting. Check out the website. http://www.movementrights.org/
The presentation focuses on assisting communities confronted with corporate harms to enact binding laws that place the rights of communities and nature above claimed legal "rights" of corporations. Over 160 communities have passed these new laws across the US, and have used this new understanding to stop working defensively against corporate and take courageous action to assert their rights to make governing decisions where they live.
Shannon Biggs is co-founder and Director of Movement Rights, which was born in 2015 out of her 12 years of work at Global Exchange, where she was Director of Development, and where she also began the Community and Nature’s Rights Program.
She is the co-author of two books, "Building the Green Economy: Success Stories from the Grass Roots" and "The Rights of Nature".
Shannon holds a Masters in Economics/Politics of Empire the London School of Economics (LSE), and has a BS in International Relations from San Francisco State University (SFSU).