Organizing for Rights of Nature: A Conversation with the North Bay Organizing Project Political Director

Josh Wolf • 29 November 2018
Event date 6 Dec '18 10:00 - 11:00
Event location Zoom Conference - pachamama.zoom.us/j/559850672
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Note: the time listed is Pacific Time, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. PT.

Join this Zoom call by computer – pachamama.zoom.us/j/559850672 – or phone – (669) 900-6833, Meeting ID: 559 850 672 (international numbers available).


Annie Dobbs-Kramer

Join us as we talk with Annie Dobbs-Kramer, Political Director of the North Bay Organizing Project (NBOP), about their work to bring forth the rights of nature in Sonoma County, California.

NBOP is an grassroots, multi-racial, and multi-issue organization comprised of over 20 faith, labor, environmental, student and community-based organizations based in Sonoma County. In this conversation we will learn about their campaign, Roots, Roof, and Refuge, and why they created the women-led Justice for the Environment Taskforce to embark on a campaign for the Rights of Nature.

In addition, we will explore how they organize and build community to protect their community, including Mother Nature.

The Rights of Nature identifies ecosystems and natural communities not merely as property, but as entities that have an independent right to exist and flourish. Laws recognizing the rights of nature thus transform the status of natural communities and ecosystems from things to be owned into rights-bearing entities with privileges that can be enforced by people, governments, and communities.