Join Mountain Justice this May 19th – 27th for our 9th Mountain Justice Summer Action Training Camp, near Damascus, VA. Mountain Justice has grown from a fast burning brush fire that helped push Mountaintop Removal to national awareness into a critical support network at the base of a growing, national anti-extractive industry movement for social and environmental justice. This year, it’s time to fan the flames of resistance to dirty energy, and put an end to MTR once and for all, while continuing to support bottom up economic transition for a brighter Appalachia.
Will you join us as we build pressure and momentum to stop strip mining and other destructive extractive industries in Appalachia!
Mountain Justice Summer Camp is a place to learn skills, expand on the ones you already have, strengthen connections in networked social movements for Justice, meet new allies and take action to stop the destruction of Appalachia.
Workshops will range from mountaintop removal 101, and non-violent civil disobedience, to campaign and community organizing, science and SMCRA (Surface Mine Control and Reclamation Act) and Appalachian Community Economics. In addition we’re including a more in depth training for trainers track to help build our collective skills as trainers. Expect direct action to be part of this camp, though participation is not required for camp attendance.
Mountain Justice welcomes parents, kids, families and people at all ages and stages of life. For several years MJ events have included a physical space and a crew of people we call the Kid Collective to offer loving and experience child care givers and educators, armed with books, crafts, toys games and quiet space. Please think about bringing your little ones. Contact erin (at) mountainjustice (dot) org if you plan to bring kids, so we can get all the necessary details.
The final schedule will be released later, but you can register now here. To be notified for updates on camp schedule and other MJ events, sign up for our news and announcement list. Registration fees are on a sliding scale based on your ability to pay, and no one will be turned away for lack of funds. We do provide 3 meals a day, a place to sleep, and amazing trainers from across our region, so we ask for donations between $15 and $50 per day, or $150 – $500 for the duration of camp.
We hope to see you in May!