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ALEC 101 Teach-in and F29 General Planning Meeting
WHEN: Friday February 10th: 7-9pm
WHERE: St. Francis. 1131 SE Oak St. Portland.
February 29th is the national day of action against the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). What is ALEC? How have they co-opted our democracy and aided in the corportization of America? Lauren Regan, executive director of the Civil Liberties Defense Center will discuss ALEC and its influence on social and environmental movements across America. Following the presentation, get involved with F29 Shut Down the Corporations planning as an affinity group, march supporter, or pre day-of-action planner.
Know Your Rights Training
February 11th 2012 1-3pm
The Know Your Rights training will give you the confidence to make decisions about how to engage your actions. Where is the line drawn between legal and potentially illegal protesting? Armed with knowledge, activists can make informed choices regarding their interactions with government agents and can best protect their rights should they end up in handcuffs and in the legal system. The training will be facilitated by Lauren Regan, executive director from the Civil Liberties Defense Center that provides both legal observation at protests and gives people tools they need to invoke their rights.
These events are free and open to the public!
St Francis of Assisi Catholic
1131 Southeast Oak Street
Sponsored by Portland Action Lab, Oregon Jericho and Civil Liberties Defense Center
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org and visit www.portlandactionlab.org and www.shutdownthecorporations.org