Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Kayford Mountain, West Virginia

A Weekend of Education and Action

October 22nd-24th

Come to the coalfields of Southern West Virginia to gain skills in grassroots organizing, get trained in non-violent direct action and learn about Appalachian culture. Hear first hand from Coal River Valley residents about the devastation of mountaintop removal.

Kayford Mountain is the home of Larry Gibson, whose family has been living there since the 1700's. In 1986, coal companies began stripping Kayford Mountain, and Larry has been fighting for his land ever since. “The slow motion destruction of Kayford Mountain has been continuous – 24 hours a day, seven days a week," says Larry.

Over 500 mountains have been destroyed and over 1,000 miles of streams have been buried in valley fills. Mountaintop Removal (MTR) continues to cause irreversible damage to the environment and aquatic systems that thousands of people rely on for food, water, and homes.

Take action to end mountaintop removal, and start something better in its place. Come join us for a weekend of education and action!