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Get Informed on local and state-wide initiatives, connect with the Ohio Community Rights Network, and learn more about current action items you can support! 

Ohio Community Rights Workshops


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The Ohio Community Rights Workshop takes an in-depth look at how Ohio’s political and legal structures have been set up to protect the interests of an elite minority, at the expense of the majority of Ohioans. We’ll look at how Ohio’s constitution has continually evolved to protect wealth and privilege over community self-government; we’ll look at how corporations in Ohio have received more rights and protections than those of you living in your community; and we’ll look at how Ohioans have pushed back against these oppressive structures to reclaim democratic self-government in their communities.

Host a Community Rights workshop in your community!

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Suggested Reading 

  1. The Populist Moment: A Short History of the Agrarian Revolt in America by Lawrence Goodwyn

  2. The Dorr Warr: The Constitutional Struggle in Rhode Island by Arthur May Morwry

  3. American Scripture: Making the Declaration of Independence by Pauline Maier

  4. Taming Democracy: “The People,” the Founders, and the Troubled Ending of the American Revolution by Terry Bouton

  5. The Municipal Revolution in America: Origins of Modern Urban Government, 1650-1825 by Jon C. Teaford

  6. All on Fire: William Lloyd Garrison and the Abolition of Slavery by Henry Mayer


  1. The Birth of Territory by Stuart Elden

  2. Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body and Primitive Accumulation by Silvia Federici

  3. The Political Theory of American Local Government by Anwar Syed

  4. What is Property? by Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

  5. The Magna Carta Manifesto by Peter Linebaugh


  1. The Origins of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind by Julian Jaynes
    * good review and summation here

  2. Crowds and Power by Elias Canetti

  3. Revolution of Everyday Life by Raoul Vaneigem


  1. The Spirit of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More than Human World by David Abram

  2. Debt: The First 5,000 Years by David Graeber

  3. How Forests Think: Toward and Anthropology beyond the Human by Eduardo Kohn

  4. Plant Intelligence and the Imaginal Realm: Into the Dreaming of Earth by Stephen Harrod Buhner

  5. The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation by David Brion Davis

Sample Initiatives 

See sample Bill of Rights initiatives from various chapters of the Ohio Community Rights Network. 

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2022 Empowering Community Film Festival: "Patrimonio" Film Discussion June 26, 2022

2022 Empowering Community Film Festival: "Patrimonio" Film Discussion June 26, 2022

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OHCRN: "Santiago Rising" Film Discussion April 3, 2022

OHCRN: "Santiago Rising" Film Discussion April 3, 2022

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