May 27 through June 6, 2010: Mountain Justice Training Camp

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Mountain Justice Summer training camp 2010!
Wiley’s Last Resort in Letcher County, Kentucky
May 27th through June 6th

Registration is now closed

As the campaign to stop all forms of surface mining gains national awareness, we have more and more opportunities for folks to devote a summer of work to stopping mountaintop removal. We’ve got a job for every interest, skill set and time commitment! Don’t worry if you can’t volunteer all summer long, there are plenty of ways you can continue working with us in your hometown throughout the year!

Join us for ten days spent cultivating the skills and visions needed to abolish mountaintop removal and build vibrant, healthy, self-reliant communities. Camp is a time for training, strategizing, bonding, service and action for veteran and novice activists, for people living both within and outside of the coalfields, for women and men, for people of all races, for youth and elders, and anyone in between.

Realizing that we ought to model independence from coal, camp will be off the grid this year!

We’re so excited to be off the grid, but for Mountain Justice, a sustainable community is more than some solar panels and rainwater barrels. It’s about the people that defend what they love, the people who work to create sustainable communities, and the nourishing relationships between them. Our focus on sustainability will mean building a strong and diverse organizing community that works on both resistance and solutions.

Trainings and Discussions

  • community organizing
  • air and water monitoring
  • administrative and legal avenues to stop MTR
  • media work
  • direct action and civil resistance
  • alternative economies
  • sustainable livelihoods
  • bringing together divided communities
  • and a lot more!

Trainings will be collaborative as possible, so come open minded and willing to actively participate—this is a collective movement! If you want to facilitate a workshop, please let us know! Our hope is to continue to build a broad community to sustain, guide and nourish us as we all continue working to abolish surface mining and rebuild economically self-sufficient communities in Appalachia.

No community is sustainable without fun, dancing, bonfires and Appalachian mountain music! So bring your instruments, dancing shoes and high spirits, we’ll be celebrating the ways of life we’re fighting to preserve!

Registration Now Closed

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