Join thousands across Appalachia and the entire United States as we stand together to demand an end to mountaintop removal coal mining.These Spring 2012 upcoming events are being planned by a diverse array of groups from across the United States:
April 30th Green Walk for Jobs and Justice, PennsylvaniaJoin us for a 16 day, 200 mile walk to get PNC out of the business of mountaintop removal coal mining. We are walking across the State of Pennsylvania, leaving from Philadelphia on April 30th and arriving at PNC’s National Headquarters in Pittsburgh on May 15th. Learn more at EQAT.ORG/WALK
May 8-9th Bank of America Shareholders Meeting in Charlotte, NCBank of America is the biggest funder of coal, from mining to power plants, in the U.S. This spring, people from all walks of life, representing the diversity of the 99%, are converging on Bank of America’s doorstep to hold the bank accountable and take action. Join RAN and our allies on May 9 in Charlotte, NC to protest at Bank of America’s annual shareholder meeting. Learn more here.
May 19-26 Mountain Justice Summer Camp and Day of Action in Pipestem, WVThis annual event includes workshops on mountaintop removal and informatin on how to take action and get involved with the movement to end mountaintop removal mining. It will be followed by a summer of action. Get involved at: mountainjustice.org/
May 28 Women Unite to End Mountaintop Removal, Charleston, WV
Women unite by meeting at our state capitol wearing white and shaving our heads to represent the stripping of our heritage, our homes, our water and our land. Stand in solidarity with our mountains that have been stripped of their trees, plants and top soil and our people who are sick and dying because of the effects of MTR. Learn more here.
June 1 Kentucky Rising, Capitol Lawn, Frankfort, KYLet your voice be heard! Demand the end of corporate domination of our politics. Bring your passion. Bring ideas. Bring your voice. Bring a tent. Details will be posted at kentuckyrising.org. Facebook page is here.
June 1-6 End Mountaintop Removal Week in Washington, DC
ilovemountains.org/wiw Over 150 citizens from the Appalachian region and across the nation will gather in DC to demand Congressional action to end mountaintop removal and create a sustainable economic future in Appalachia.
June 6th Day of Action to End Mountaintop RemovalA rally in Washington DC, rallies across the US and a call in day will demand an end to mountaintop removal coal mining. Join us in DC or host a local event in your community!
June, 2012 – 500 miles for 500 Mountains WalkThis 500 mile walk will journey from Washington, DC to the sources that provide its energy. This self-powered journey will pass an electrical plant in Virginia, and then on to the mountains where coal is extracted through mountaintop removal. Dance Exchange artists and partners will engage communities in workshops, residencies, and interactive panels, to examine resource use and its impact on our lives and the environment. Learn more here.
June, 2012 – Take Action to Protect Blair Mountain, WVDetails coming soon.
Saturday, June 30th & Sunday, July 1st Mountain Keepers July 4th Festival, Kayford, WVSee mountaintop removal and celebrate Appalachian culture with Larry Gibson and other inspiring mountainkeepers. Learn more at mountainkeeper.blogspot.com
End of July, West Virginia, RAMPS mass walk-on to an active surface mine in WV. More details coming soon! www.rampscampaign.org i
Saturday, Sept 1st & Sunday, Sept 2nd, Labor Day Gospel Music Festival, Kayford, WV
See mountaintop removal and celebrate Appalachian culture with Larry Gibson and other inspiring mountainkeepers. Learn more at mountainkeeper.blogspot.com
Saturday, October 13th & Sunday, October 14th, Changing of the Leaves Festival, Kayford, WVSee mountaintop removal and celebrate Appalachian culture with Larry Gibson and other inspiring mountainkeepers. Learn more at mountainkeeper.blogspot.com