In less than four weeks, you’ll have a chance to get totally plugged into the growing movement to end mountaintop removal and bring justice to the coal fields. Come to Eastern Tennessee, March 7-15 for Mountain Justice Spring Break, where we will share the skills and knowledge needed to fight back against dirty coal. This will be an amazing opportunity to meet and join the good people who make up Mountain Justice, gain grassroots organizing skills, and learn the dirty truth about coal, with your own eyes. Stand up and take action at the site of the TVA coal ash disaster and stand in solidarity with the impacted communities.
You can visit mjsb.org right now and register for what is bound to be a life-changing experience.
Building upon the success of Mountain Justice Spring Break (MJSB) 2008, this year’s camp will be full of workshops, speakers, community service, direct action, hiking, music, great food, camp fires, fun times and more. Not only will you leave with a refined understanding of mountaintop removal and the dirty coal cycle, you will learn to organize in solidarity with coal-impacted communities to maintain their land and culture and end our dependence on dirty energy.
MJSB 2009 is will be held at a beautiful camp (with cabins) near the Cumberland Plateau, allowing us to explore and appreciate the land we are working to protect. The camp is only miles away from the recent TVA ash disaster, the single worst environmental catastrophe in U.S. History. We will have the unique opportunity to meet with and act in solidarity with the local people, who’s lives have been turned upside-down by the colossal one billion gallon spill of toxic coal ash. (And TVA Headquarters will only be a few miles away, in Knoxville… )
At spring break, Mountain Justice will also be recruiting volunteers to join the struggles in coal-impacted communities of Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia and Virginia. Internships for college credit can be set up for a wide range of areas of study. You can come work for Mountain Justice and get college credit for it!
This event is being planned largely by college students and full-time volunteers,
so if you’re interested in joining in on the final stages, please email Marty,
info [at] mjsb.org, to get involved! If you have break between March 7th and
(or even if you don’t…), please consider coming to Eastern Tennessee and
joining in on the fun and educational experience that will be Mountain Justice
We’re looking forward to making lots of new friends and pushing the movement
that much closer towards critical mass. The time for Mountain Justice is at
hand, and you can be part of it!
Please visit mjsb.org for more information, and register by February 18th!