CORPORATE PERSONHOOD TEACH-IN/ Q&A

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Date/Time
Date(s) - Jul 18 2012
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Location
Forsyth County Public Library (Central Branch) Auditorium

Category(ies)


‘Corporate Personhood’ 
Want to know more about it? Understand some things about Corporate Personhood but having a hard time explaining it? This teach-in will help to explain Corporate Personhood, its origins, and its devastating effects on our rights as natural persons over the past century of its legal evolution.

Presenters:
  • Eric Fink teaches at Elon School of Law in the areas of civil procedure, socio-legal studies, labor & employment law, professional responsibility, administrative law, and consumer rights. His research examines legal problems, institutions, and practices from a sociological perspective; his current projects include studies of privatization of municipal public services, and the conception of law in anarchist political thought. Before joining the Elon faculty, Fink taught legal writing at Stanford Law School, and practiced law in San Francisco and Philadelphia. He has also taught at St. Joseph’s University, University of Chicago and The Anglo-American College in the Czech Republic.
  • Occupy Winston-Salem will give a power-point  and visual presentation in tandem, that explores the real human several of the landmark cases in which Corporations and their representatives have enabled monopolies and conglomerates to dominate regions and resist legal or public inspection and investigation.
Recently, the Citizens United Supreme Court Decision from 2010 has unleashed unprecedented amounts of money into the political landscape, allowing these “super-persons” to influence national and state legislation even more directly than ever. This is why Occupy Winston-Salem is joining forces with Democracy NC, a non-partisan group also fighting the Supreme Court action, in sharing information to the community at large about the effects of Corporate Personhood and the Citizens United ruling on the current election cycle as well as how it devalues humans as citizens. We will meet Wednesday, July 18 in the Auditorium at Central Library in Winston Salem 6:30 – 8:30 pm.

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