When: Sept. 19 & 20
Location: National Hispanic Cultural Center
Journey Santa Fe Presents
Journey Santa Fe Presents: Community Organizer Kathleen Dudley in Conversation on the NM Coalition for Community Rights, Drilling Mora County, and Democracy Schools
Kathleen Dudley, one of the newly elected Directors of the NM Coalition for Community Rights, explained that “it has become clear that it is time for this Coalition to build a statewide organizing effort to link the many communities who are fighting for their right to local selfgovernance in the face of corporate projects ranging from large water withdrawals, hard rock mining, genetically modified crops, factory farms, low altitude military flyovers, water, air and soil pollution by nuclear waste, and oil and gas drilling.” Ms. Dudley will speak to these and other pertinent issues surrounding the NM Coalition for Community Rights.
Kathleen Dudley has been working as a community organizer in Mora County to proactively help educate the people about the threats of “big oil” in her community. She spearheaded the organizing campaign in New Mexico that led to the first community in the Southwest to adopt a CELDF-drafted Community Bill of Rights banning shale gas drilling and fracking. Ms. Dudley is a local founder of the grassroots organization, Drilling Mora County, Secretary of the Mora Democracy School Committee, and most recently, the New Mexico Community Organizer for the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, CELDF.