March 12- 20, 2010: Mountain Justice Spring Break

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Our struggle for environmental justice in Appalachia has never been as publicized, analyzed, or urgent as RIGHT NOW! Not a moment too soon, your chance to plug in and make things happen is here! This March 12 – 20, Mountain Justice Spring Break will bring hundreds of young people face to face with the impacts of mountaintop removal and coal industry abuse- and give you the skills and knowledge you need to fight back! Through education, community service, speakers, hiking, music, poetry, direct action and more, you will learn from and stand with Appalachian communities in the struggle to maintain our land and culture.

This spring break will be like no other! With skill building and analysis sessions ranging from critical organizing to non violent direct action, you will leave camp with the training you need to not only make things happen in your community, but train others to do it as well! And since it is a “break” we will find plenty of time between rabble rousing to relax, reflect, and have a great time with each other, whether hula hooping, playing music, or cuddling in a hammock!

Please share your spring break with us in the breathtaking southwest Virginia coalfields, March 14 – 20, cultivating the skills and visions needed to abolish mountaintop removal and replace it with vibrant, healthy, self-reliant communities. Come and bring your friends! We are committed to learning a lot, getting involved in ending mountaintop removal, and having tons of fun!

WHAT? Mountain Justice Spring Break

WHEN? March 12 – 20, 2010 (come whenever you can or all week!)

WHERE? Natural Tunnel State Park, Southwest Virginia

HOW? Register (and so much more!) at for a sliding scale donation of $50 – $500

WHO? Mountain Justice participants come from diverse backgrounds such as coal field residents, college students, environmentalists, Earth First!ers, and other concerned citizens that care about our mountains. Participants share a common goal to halt MTR and destructive coal mining. Learn all about MTR and Mountain Justice at, AND find out about Mountain Justice SUMMER Action Camp May 27th – June 6th on Pine Mountain in Kentucky!

CAN’T WAIT? The MJSB planning collective is looking for Campus Coordinators who can organize a crew of people from your school or community. You (yes, YOU) are strongly encouraged to let us hook you up with a coordinator resource packet to help you start fueling this movement TODAY!

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