Call for Participation: North Oconee River Project

North Oconee River Project is an interdisciplinary, student-led, grant-funded project that engages community members, artists, and legal experts in an effort to draft local legislation that grants legal personhood to the North Oconee River in Athens, GA. The project draws its inspiration from the Community Rights Movement that, for the past two decades, has worked to prevent corporate and governmental harm on the environment by helping pass locally enforceable “rights of nature” laws that treat natural entities, such as rivers, as having the right to be healthy and to thrive.

North Oconee River Project is seeking participants who are interested in assisting our team with any of the following activities:

– Representing North Oconee River Project by attending environmental events on campus and informing attendees about our project mission and upcoming events.

– Representing North Oconee River Project by attending community-organizing events in the Athens community and informing attendees about our project mission and upcoming events.

– Representing the North Oconee River Project by tabling at the West Broad and/or Athens Farmer’s Markets. Involves providing people with information about our project mission and upcoming events.

– Distributing flyers on campus and at various businesses and community centers in Athens.

If you are interested in participating, please email Carla Cao: northoconeeriverproject@gmail.com.

Affiliated with the “Alliance for Arts + Rights of Nature” project funded by an a2ru Student Challenge Grant with additional support from Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE), Watershed UGA, and the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts a2ru Research Cluster.