Register Now for 2014 Mountain Justice Spring Break, March 9-16 in Northern West Virginia

from Mountain Justice Spring Break

mountainjusticeHello friends of justice,

Here we are again at the outset of the grand adventure known as Mountain Justice Spring Break in West Virginia, where issues of extreme energy extraction and their solutions collide! The planning collective is putting together a sure to be memorable agenda filled with lively live music and dancing, delicious fare, captivating speakers, cutting-edge workshops, opportunities to see climate destruction with your own eyes at sites where mountaintop removal coal mining and hydraulic fracturing for natural gas occur, and surely some hands-on community service; plus an exciting action that will be remembered through the ages. The week will be full of chances to meet and talk with community members from West Virginia and elsewhere whose lives have been directly impacted by MTR and fracking.

How can you miss this?!

This year, camp will again be hosted on 57 lovely acres in a rural part of northern West Virginia at the Doddridge County Park surrounded by wooded hills and a winding mountain creek. Nearby, this beautiful scenery and the people who inhabit it are under siege by fracking operations. Not too far away, mountains are still being obliterated for dirty, dangerous coal. The heavy costs of human health and runaway climate change, among other things, link these communities and issues together.

At MJSB, we will explore the relationship between MTR and fracking, while also having some time to bring in the dangers of nukes, tar sands, and the like. We will also be learning a variety of ways in which impacted community members and activists are coming together to stave off the onslaught of climate destruction. We will talk about everything from the science of ultrafine particles to consent and respect. From anti-oppression to direct action to regulatory approaches to solidarity, sustainability, and community resiliency. We will reconnect with old friends and make new ones for life.

Will you be there?

We look forward to seeing you in West Virginia in March 2014! If you want to get involved with any of the planning for camp, or have any ideas you would like to share with us, please email our MJSB WV coordinator, Colin Bennett at: colinthegreat(AT)gmail(DOT)com.

Are you ready to meet some new friends, learn a lot, and have the time of your life?

Go ahead and register today for the best spring break ever.

-The 2014 MJSB WV Planning Collective

 

P.S. If these dates do not work for you, but you still want to spend your spring break in a climate activist setting in Appalachia, check out MJSB Virginia, March 1-9

or Shalefield Justice Spring Break, March 16-23 in northeast PA

 

P.S.S. Are you interested in being a campus/community coordinator for MJSB WV? Please visit this site to download flyers and gain access to materials that will help you gather a successful group to come!

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