Students: Partners in the Coal Fields of Appalachia

In this session, students who attend George Mason University in Virginia will talk about their work in the coal fields of Appalachia. They will discuss the movement to end Mountain Top Removal (MTR) coal mining and the impact this has on communities and the environment. Students have played a major role in the fight against MTR, and these 4 GMU students have not just talked about it on campus but they have organized in the coal fields and seen MTR first-hand. Democracy is not functioning in Appalachia, and students are there to support communities, the Earth, and to bring the spirit of resistance back to their campuses and to cities all over the US.

Date: 
August 25, 2011 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Location

Madison College (MATC-Downtown Campus)
211 N Carroll St D338
Session type: 
Panel
Speaker(s): 
Anartia Gamboa
Speaker(s): 
Ce Garrison
Speaker(s): 
Dan Stock
Speaker(s): 
Jason Von Kundra

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