Saturday, September 19th Workshop
At a gathering on May 21st, Carolyn shared the Legal Principles for Mining, Fracking, and Pipelines to an audience of over 150 people and received a standing ovation. Attendees asked valuable questions, many of which will guide this workshop. It’s clear there is a deep hunger for opening new spaces for our work, for aligning the law with justice. At the 2014 Congress, we rediscovered the power of moral clarity – now it’s up to us to do the hard yet rewarding work of putting that into action! To be effective, the ‘hows’ must be on the edge of the unknown, as we learn to live with uncertainty. Our work includes becoming keen observers of what works, what doesn’t and adjusting our strategies accordingly.
This workshop will explore the concepts in the Companion for Political Change and Legal Principles, including:
- The Importance of the Commons
- Free, Prior and Informed Consent – and how to withdraw consent!
- Public Trust theory of Government
- Precautionary Principle
- Guardianship of Future Generations
We’ll also deep dive into the ‘how to’s’ of applying these ideas, which can only be sourced from each other’s unique experience and wisdom. As the dark-seeing owl says: Power is in communion.