Join us for the Mountain Justice Fall Summit on Kayford Mountain in West Virginia !
October 24-26 2014
We’re very excited about about this year’s Mountain Justice Fall Summit– we’ll celebrate the changing of the leaves at the beautiful Stanley Heirs Park on the edge of destruction.
For this year’s fall summit we’re gathering a diverse group of folks, including local community members, Appalachian organizers, and college students, to create an inter-sectional gathering to discuss the many issues affecting our communities more holistically: Mountaintop Removal, Fracking, Water, Health, Drug Addiction, Jails and Prisons, Colonization, Local Plants, Military Industrial Complex, Direct Action, Community Organizing, Disaster Response and much more.
Since 1986, the destruction of Kayford Mountain has been continuous — 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Now eighteen years after the mountain top removal project began, Stanley Heirs Park is the highest point of land around and is surrounded by more than 7,500 acres of a forested and towering mountain range. Larry Gibson’s family, the Stanley Heirs, have successfully protected a piece of the land that their family has lived on since the late 1700’s through the creation of the 50-acre Stanley Heirs Park.
At the Park, there’s area for folks to camp and we will have big army tents set up with wood stoves for folks to stay in and for workshop space. The MJ Fall Summit kitchen will provide all your meals. Participants should come prepared for the possibility of cold,wet weather and pack for the day or for the weekend accordingly. The cost for MJ Fall Summit is a sliding scale ($50–$200) with no one turned away for lack of funds.
Can’t wait to see you on Kayford!
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