March 13 – 20, 2011: Mountain Justice Spring Break 2011

Mountain Justice Spring Break 2011
MARCH 13–20 in Northern Alabama

http://www.mjsb.org

Register Today!

This Spring Break – Avoid the hangovers!

Learn about and take action against the destructive effects of the dirty life-cycle of coal!

Stand in solidarity with the communities in Alabama facing the ongoing destruction of strip mining and threat of toxic coal ash dumps.

Learn what you can do to affect change both in Alabama an in your hometown to bring justice to the mountains.

See Mountaintop Removal Mining, with your own eyes!

Take direct action against the dirty coal industry!

Come to Mountain Justice Spring Break and support grassroots, community led resistance to environmental injustice!

This March 13 – 20, Mountain Justice Spring Break (MJSB) will bring together coalfield residents, college students, environmentalist and concerned citizens who are interested in learning more about mountaintop removal coal mining and cultivating the skills and visions needed to build a sustainable energy future in Appalachia. 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.

WHAT? Mountain Justice Spring Break 2011

WHEN? March 13 – 20, 2010 (come for a few days, or the whole week)

WHERE? Hawkwind Earth Renewal Cooperative and Healing Arts Center, located in northeast Alabama

HOW? Visit www.mjsb.org  to register today! Registration is based on a sliding scale donation of $50 – $500

 

WHO? Mountain Justice Spring Break participants come from diverse backgrounds such as coalfield residents, college students, environmentalists, and other concerned citizens that care about our mountains. Participants share a common goal to halt mountaintop removal (MTR) and destructive coal mining. Learn all about MTR and Mountain Justice at www.mountainjustice.org

 

We are happy to be working with the fine folks at Alabama River’s Alliance http://www.alabamarivers.org/ and the Hurricane Creekeeper http://www.hurricanecreek.us to make this year’s MJSB a success!

 

Campus Coordinators needed for Mountain Justice Spring Break 2011

The only way to create a just society is to bring people together for that common cause.  We need people like YOU to help bring people to MJSB.  Ready to be a campus coordinator? Please sign up to organize students from your campus or community to attend MJSB 2011 by filling out the Campus Coordinator Interest form at https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dFhCSU5RUGFZUm5yMWZwZHVUOUlhVmc6MQ

                    

RESPONSIBILITIES – As a Campus Coordinator, you’re responsible for creating a campus or community-wide effort for a great turnout. This doesn’t mean you have to do everything, you just need to make sure it happens!

 

  • Set a goal for your campus or community (5? 10?20?).
  • Build a team of other volunteers to help with recruitment, fundraising, transportation
  • Create a plan to hit your goal, including tabling, teach-ins, and other creative tactics like Facebook or media work.
  • Talk with the MJSB Outreach Intern and working group to give updates on progress, review your plans, and keep up the great work.

 

 

TACTICS – There are many great recruitment tactics, they are expanded in our MJSB Outreach Toolkit.

 

  • New Media – Facebook, Myspace, Blogs, etc.
  • Emails (listservs, professors, club leaders, etc).
  • Signs, posters, chalking, street theater – anything to increase visibility.
  • Tabling, Canvassing, and Class Raps – Build a list of interested people.
  • Phonebanking – the #1 way to get a YES.

 

 

TO SIGN UP: Fill out the Campus Coordinator Interest form at

https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dFhCSU5RUGFZUm5yMWZwZHVUOUlhVmc6MQ

OR

 

Contact the MJSB Outreach Coordinator, Bonnie at [email protected] 865 755-0095.

 

For more information on mjsb, please visit http://mjsb.org .

For more information on mountaintop removal, visit ilovemountains.org or www.mountainjustice.org

To contact the MJSB planning team, email [email protected].  

 

JOIN THE GRASSROOTS MOVEMENT TO PROTECT THE MOUNTAINS, BIODIVERSITY, AND PEOPLE OF APPALACHIA FROM THE Destruction of Mountaintop Removal, AND STOP GLOBAL WARMING

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