Rethinking Democracy & Organizing for Change

Riki Ott offers a one-day interactive training, designed to equip teachers and students with knowledge and skills to understand how our democracy was hijacked, the human rights and values that lie at the core of real democracy, and how to take it back through designing and implementing an effective campaign. The training can get your community or school started on the work of amending our Constitution to restore constitutional rights and fair elections to the people.

Time: three 2.5-hour blocks

Cost: $1,000 plus expenses for travel, lodging (home-stays are good) and meals


Dr. Riki Ott is a national expert in oil spill impacts to people, communities, and marine ecosystems as well as a democracy activist. She is a motivational speaker who inspires and encourages students to step up, take action, and help make a difference in critical issues that shape their lives. Her lectures are interactive, interdisciplinary, and offer practical skills for systemic problem-solving with a focus on sustainability and democracy. (Sociology, marine biology, law, public health and epidemiology, political science, women’s studies.)

Time: one class period of 50-150 minutes with discussion

Cost: $2,000 per site with max. of five events per site

Please visit for booking lectures