MJ Summer Convergence

Here are some schedule updates for the Mountain Justice Summer Convergence

Saturday May 30

Most people arrive Saturday afternoon, unload and set up camp

Saturday night: first meal served.  Please register for MJSC so we have enough food for you and your friends!

Sunday May 31: Schedule for the day to be determined at Morning Circle (9:00), possible trip to Kayford Mountain to see mountaintop removal mine around Larry Gibson’s homeplace.

Sunday night: Panel discussion with members of the Kanawha Forest Coalition.  Music with WV Delegate Mike Pushkin; late night campfire and music jams

Monday June 1: Schedule wfor the day will be determined at the Morning Circle.  Possible Workshops:  “The History of Resistance to Strip Mining in Appalachia” with Dr. Lou Martin, Chatham University.  Climb Training with Eric.  “Cast Iron and Dutch Oven Cooking” with Lisa Worley.  Plant walks.  Learn about the MTR mine near Kanawha State Forest.  3:00 “Listening for a Change” workshop with Michael and Carrie Kline, focusing on recording oral histories

Monday after dinner: Music with WV Folk Singers Michael and Carrie Kline

Late night music jams, campfire, documentary films

Tuesday June 2: Workshops, Hiking.  Posssible trip to Kayford Mountain.  “Tipi Living” “Willow Domes” with Lisa Worley.  Mountain Biking with Dave Cooper (bring your Mountain Bike and helmet)

Tuesday night music, campfire, Talent Show

Wednesday June 3: Quaker student group departs

** If you would like to lead a workshop during the first part of MJSC, please bring your workshop materials to the convergence and plan to announce your workshop at the Morning Circle.

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