Paul launches workshops by teleconference.....
Beginning December 2012, I launched a new introductory workshop into virtual space - initially by tele-conference, and hopefully as webinars beginning no later than 2017. You can register for this workshop as soon as you're ready to do so. See details below.....
Introductory Workshop (3 hours long) + a separately scheduled 60-minute Live Q&A Session
The first of two sessions is a pre-recorded 3-hour workshop that you can listen to at any time in six 30-minute segments, once you have registered. The first hour is a comprehensive but very brief overview of how large corporations came to wield so much power and wealth under law - almost entirely via two centuries of decision-making from a very supportive U.S. Supreme Court that granted one new constitutionally protected "right" after another to the corporate form of doing business. The second hour is a brief overview of a new movement that is beginning to sweep across the country, which calls itself the Community Rights movement, and which has now successfully passed legally-binding locally-enforceable laws in 200 communities in nine states - each of which bans a particular corporate activity that is considered legal and "normal" (such as factory farms, dumping of sewage sludge on ag land, water bottling, fracking, unsustainable energy development, etc.), but which the local community considers harmful. The final hour of my workshop pulls the various pieces together, and offers encouragement to a local community to consider getting involved in this very exciting new strategy for dismantling corporate constitutional "rights", which is the centerpiece of corporate rule.
The second session is a live 60-minute tele-conference call, available ONLY to people who have listened to the Part One Introductory Workshop and who are ready to join a free-ranging discussion about what you have learned. I will be available to answer any and all questions, and to dialogue with participants. This portion of the workshop is open to a maximum of six people, to ensure that everyone gets ample time to ask me questions and share your own thoughts and analysis. If this session fills up, I will promptly schedule a second session for an additional six participants.
Once you have registered, I will email you a link to the pre-recorded 3-hour workshop which you can listen to online at your convenience. Email me once you've listened online, and I'll schedule the 60-minute live follow-up tele-conference call with you.
The cost for these two sessions is by sliding scale, from $6 to $40, based on your ability to pay. Your entire fee is considered a tax-deductible donation towards my work, so please consider making as generous a donation as you can afford. Thank you!
To pre-register for this two-session workshop, fill out this form:
Workshop Intensive (16 hours long in eight 2-hour weekly tele-conference sessions) beginning sometime in late 2017.
For many years now, I have been leading an intensive full-weekend workshop across the U.S. titled "We The People Are More Powerful Than We Dare To Believe: First Steps in Dismantling Corporate Rule". Beginning sometime in 2016, I will be experimenting by transforming this workshop into a fully participatory 16-hour workshop by tele-conference, scheduled in two-hour segments over eight weekly evening sessions. I will generally be covering similar material to my current site-based workshops, which you can find more information about HERE. The format for each two-hour session will generally consist of an initial presentation of about 45 minutes, followed by an open discussion with participants about that week's material. In addition, you will be asked to read a few articles each week, which will be emailed to you in advance.
Once you have registered, I will email you the first set of readings, and the call-in phone number for our weekly calls.
The cost for this eight-session workshop intensive is by sliding scale, from $30 to $150, based on your ability to pay. Your entire fee is considered a tax-deductible donation towards my work, so please consider making as generous a donation as you can afford. Thank you!
To register for this eight-session workshop fill out this form:
If you need more information about either workshop, please contact me, Paul Cienfuegos, at firstname.lastname@example.org.