Mounatin Justice Spring Break


Mountain Justice Spring Break

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Check out the Agenda and Register Now for MJSB 2014
Sunday March 9 - Sunday March 16 2014 in Northern West Virginia
 

Come to the beautiful mountains of West Virginia for your Spring Break!

Learn about the dirty, destructive, dangerous life-cycles of coal, natural gas, and nuclear energy.

Stand in solidarity with the communities in Virginia, West Virginia, SW Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee facing the ongoing destruction of coal mining, hydraulic fracturing, and nuclear energy!

See mountaintop removal coal mining and natural gas extraction via hydraulic fracturing up close!

Take direct action to end the reign of King Coal!

The recent toxic chemical spill in Charleston WV continues to affect the safety of drinking water for 300,000 people.  Scientists at the Chemical Safety Board are now saying that the chemical MCHM should not be present in drinking water at any level.  The company originally estimated that less then 5,000 gallons of MCHM was spilled into the Elk River - now authorities are saying the figure is 10,000 gallons, and the company that manufactured the chemicals has little information about the long term or chronic effects of exposure to it. (Our drinking water supply at MJSB comes from a different river system than Charleston - no worries).

We will take action to address this chemical spill at MJSB and will make our voices heard in Charleston.  We will also help to deliver clean water and other needed supplies (liquid baby formula, baby wipes, etc.) to affected residents.  Other activities will be determined by the people who come to MJSB!

***There is also a Virginia MJ Spring Break happening March 1st-9th in Appalachia, VA; and a Shalefield Justice Spring Break happening March 16th-23rd in northeast PA.

To see photos from MJSB 2013 and the direct action at the West Virginia state capitol, go here

Mountain Justice Spring Break (MJSB) will bring together residents of extraction communities, college students, environmentalists and concerned citizens who are interested in learning more about mountaintop removal coal mining, fracking, and the dangers of nuclear energy.  We will engage in strategy sessions to move forward with our collective efforts to transition away from these dirty forms of energy extraction.

 

 

We will spend a week in West Virginia cultivating the skills and visions needed to build a sustainable energy future in Appalachia. Through education, community service, speakers, hiking, music, poetry, direct action and more, you will learn from and stand with Appalachian communities in the struggle to maintain our land and culture.  Anti-Oppression trainings and discussion will be a significant part of this week, and we will strive to incorporate Anti-Oppression, Dismantling Racism and Patriarchy into all aspects of our week. 

Mountain Justice Spring Break will also offer a variety of community service projects.  To see the schedule for the week, go to the Agenda tab.

To register for MJSB in West Virginia, go here

 

MJSB will be held at a gorgeous 57 acre county park in rural West Virginia.  The Doddridge County Park is surrounded by wooded hills and a winding mountain creek.  The park is easy to find and convenient to Interstates 77 and 79.  It is located on Snowbird Rd. off of US Route 50, 3 miles from a small town, West Union, WV.   There is an 80-mile long Rail Trail called the North Bend Trail that goes through West Union. 

Doddridge County is currently under seige from fracking companies, and US 50 is heavily used by fracking equipment trucks.  

Please pre-register so that we can order enough food and accomodate everyone's food preferences.  You can pay at the gate or pay in advance. Mountain Justice policy is that no one will be turned away from MJSB for lack of ability to pay.

We plan to have some children's activities this year at MJSB.  Our location is a county park with a kid-friendly playground and lots of outdoor place for kids to play.  Although we are not offering childcare specifically, children are welcomed and we encourage those with children to consider attending MJSB and bringing their children.  Please communicate with Heather Doyle about childrens activities.  Heather's email is heathergdoyle@gmail.com

We'll see you there!

For a Google map and directions to the West Virginia MJSB please go here

Need a ride to MJSB?  Have room to take a passenger to MJSB?  For the MJSB rideboard, go here

 

Come to Mountain Justice Spring Break and join us in supporting grassroots, community led resistance to environmental injustice and the work of creating vibrant, sustainable communities in Appalachia and beyond!




**MJSB stands in solidarity with peoples all around the world working to preserve the integrity of our many diverse cultures and the vitality of all ecosystems for the survival of current and future generations on our beautiful planet.