Mountain Justice Summer Convergence 2015

Kanawha Forest Coalition picture2   Summer Camp! – May 30 – June 2
   Organizer’s Gathering! – June 4 – June 7

 

​We can’t wait to see you all at the Mountain Justice Convergence this June!

 

This year, MJ is branching out from our traditional summer camp model to meet the evolving needs of a network that has built up over MJ’s 10 years of resistance to the destruction of Appalachia. Over the last decade, this time together has become an important place for organizers doing powerful work in Appalachia to share stories, collaborate, build the movement, and just hang out in lovely spots in the mountains. Our spot this year is in the Kanawha State Forest, close to Charleston, WV, and right next to a sprawling strip mine. The location is beautiful and intentionally chosen: not only will we get to hike and bike in these lovely mountains with friends old and new, but host organizers with the Kanawha Forest Coalition will share experience from the campaign to permanently shut down the KD #2 Mine.


Mountain Justice Summer Camp

10th Annual Mountain Justice Summer Camp, June 14-22 2014

At Wileys Last ResortSand bar compressed by Malcolm Wilson
on Pine Mountain near Whitesburg, Kentucky

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From the McDonalds in Whitesburg, head south on US 119 for 4 miles to the top of Pine Mountain.  Start down the mountain, and in the middle of a left-hand curve you will see the driveway for Wileys (with pink famingoes) on your left.  Park in the big gravel lot on the side of the highway.

 

 

2014 will be the 10th Annual Mountain Justice Summer Camp and we are excited to announce that we will be back on beautiful Pine Mountain in Kentucky at the wonderful and wacky place called Wileys Last Resort.

Pine Mountain (elev. 2900 ft) is one of the most beautiful and biologically diverse mountains in Appalachia, and it has numerous hiking trails, mountain views, wateralls, rare and endangered plant species, black bears and gorgeous forests.  The mountain laurel will be in bloom during our camp and there is an abundance of wildflowers on the mountain.

Our Mountain Justice Summer camp will feature nine days of workshops, trainings, learning about coal mining and mountaintop removal and Appalachian history and culture.  Our Summer Camp site overlooks a huge mountaintop removal mine on nearby Black Mountain.

Evenings will feature music, films, bonfires and dancing with mountain and traditional Appalachian music

Food is lovingly cooked by our dedicated crew – all meals and tent camping are included in your registration

Sliding scale, no one is turned away for lack of ability to pay

Please pre-register – about 150 people are expected to attend

Please do not bring your dog

You can bring cash or check and register at the gate, but we cannot accept credit cards at the gate

 

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