Starting Date: 03-07-2015
Ending Date: 03-14-2015
Sugar Grove, Virginia 24375
United StatesWe are excited to announce that for the fifth year in a row the RReNEW Collective and SAMS will be hosting Mountain Justice Spring Break Virginia from March 7-14, 2015 in Southwest VA. As a participant, you’ll engage with the environmental, health, economic, and social impacts that decades of coal mining as a monoeconomy 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!
If you would like to know more about Mountain Justice, check out the website, mountainjustice.org and while you’re there make sure to also check out RRENEW and SAMS.
If you have any questions, please email us at rrenewcollective (at) gmail.com, samsva (at) gmail.com, or by calling 276 565 2073. We hope to see you in March!
– MJSB VA 2015 Planning Collective
Geographical Scope: Regional