Register at http://mjfallsummit2012.eventbrite.com/
In the heart of the mountains of southern West Virginia.
The Mountain Justice Fall Summit will help you develop skills and gain valuable experience in the struggle to stop mountain top removal.
Friday night we will kick off the summit with an awesome panel of inspiring young West Virginia activists including Junior Walk of Coal River Mountain Watch, Rachel Parsons of Athens WV, Larrry Gibson’s daughter Victoria, and several more inspiring young people.
Following the panel discussion will be a screening of the new documentary “On Coal River” which takes an inside look at the lives of people living in the Coal River Valley, and their epic, multi-year struggle to bring attention to a 2 billion gallon lake of toxic coal sludge hovering directly above the Marsh Fork Elementary School.
Saturday will feature workshops and learning about mountaintop removal, coal slurry, community and campus organizing, non violent direct action training, and more. Saturday night we will have some live mountain music, a little dancing and a bonfire.
On Sunday we will visit the late Larry Gibson’s famous Kayford Mountain to see mountaintop removal up close, and to do a community service project.
The MJ Fall Summit will provide all your meals and there will be tent camping. This is a great way to get more deeply involved in the fight to end mountaintop removal – meet new friends who care about the environment and social injustice.
The cost for MJ Fall Summit is a sliding scale ($25 – $75) and you can register here:
There is an option to remain after the weekend is over, and camp for the following week and develop more in depth plans and strategy to oppose mountaintop removal. MJ Fall Summit participants should be aware that tensions are somewhat high in the area over the MTR issue, but we are dedicated to peaceful, non-violent resistance. All MJ Fall Summit will be required to abide by the Mountain Justice non-violence policy.