Natural Tunnel State Park
We are excited to announce that for the fifth year in a row the RReNEW Collective and Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards (SAMS) will be hosting Mountain Justice Spring Break in Virginia from March 7-14, 2015 at beautiful Natural Tunnel State Park in Southwest VA.
Registration is now live!
As a participant, you’ll engage with the environmental, health, economic, and social impacts that decades of coal mining as a mono-economy has had on Appalachian communities, and learn about organizing and resistance efforts. Beyond mountaintop removal, you’ll learn about a broad range of environmental and social justice issues in Central Appalachia, and the exciting work being done by community groups to transition the economy and build resilience.
Our days will consist of workshops, service field trips, and opportunities to network with other activists, and our evenings will wind down with citizen and local organizer panels, music and campfires, and story-sharing with a diverse group of others working for social justice.
Over the course of this event, we will meet and support the folks working to build a better future for Appalachia, build our own skills as organizers and change agents, and along the way have fun, go hiking and put a little elbow grease into local service projects!
Over 100 people are expected to attend.
Make new friends and meet other concerned, caring young activists at MJSB!
For more information and to register, go here or paste http://mjsbvirginia.wordpress.com/
Talkupy’s Podcast about MJSB
And please watch & share this excellent short film about MJSB made by a participant in MJSB 2014