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Lecture and Community Discussion by Paul Cienfuegos-Corporate Personhood and Citizen's Rights

May 26th, 7-9pm, St. Francis Dining Hall (Transition PDX sponsored by St. Francis Church)

Corporate Personhood and Citizen's Rights

Lecture and Community Discussion by Paul Cienfuegos, $5-10 donation, no-one turned away

Paul Cienfuegos will give an hour long lecture followed by a Q+A session and discussion with the attendees during the second hour.  Paul will be discussing how corporations and ‘corporate personhood’ have become a thorn in the heel of those working for social/environmental justice and sustainability both at the local, national and international levels. Americans are strongly in favor of bold legislative responses to the climate crisis and the health care crisis, but our elected officials hem and haw. Why? Because we the people are no longer the primary constituents of the people we elect - corporations are! Why? Because corporate constitutional "rights" trump the rights of people.