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Organizer Training II: Power Organizing!

Appalachian Voices
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Mountain Lakes Preservation Alliance, Sierra Club, and Protect Our Water, Heritage, Rights (POWHR) present Organizer Training II: Power Organizing!

Fri, Dec 8, 2017, 6:00 PM –
Sun, Dec 10, 2017, 4:30 PM

Come join us at Jackson's Mill for a weekend of training with Mountain Lakes Preservation Alliance, Sierra Club, and POWHR. On Friday evening (December 8th), we will have a meet-and-greet, a light dinner, and a screening of Keely Kernan's film "In the Hills and Hollows."

Tentative agenda for Saturday:
8am - breakfast provided!
9am - Check-in
9:30am-12pm - Power organizing - how to successfully organize a campaign - (these are the folks who got the fracking ban in Maryland!)
12 - 12:45 - lunch
1-2:30 - Media training - how to get the most out of your media (with Vivian Stockman of OVEC)
2:30 - 4:30 - Citizen lobbying/advocacy - how to be an effective lobbyist at the capitol for your cause (with Gary Zuckett of CAG)
4:30 - 6:30 - Creative and direct action - what to do when nothing else works (with Kim Kirkbride)
Evening: Bring your axe and let's JAM!

*Ask your employer about continuing education credit*

There is an optional frack tour on Sunday morning from 9:00 am-1:00 pm led by two local tour leaders. This tour will be super exciting and is highly recommended. You will be informed and perhaps shocked. We suggest a $20 donation to our experienced tour leaders.

On Sunday, after we return from the tour and have lunch, will be MLPA's annual membership meeting; EVERYONE is welcome and encouraged to attend. We are excited to announce our keynote speaker, author, activist, and Delaware Riverkeeper Maya van Rossum (check out her new book _The Green Amendment: Securing our Right to a Healthy Environment_); we think you won't want to miss it! Main topics of the membership meeting will be officer election, project updates, and fundraising.

Meals and snacks will be provided. Donations are encouraged. Overnight lodging is available at our host property WVU Jackson's Mill. We have access to dorm-style lodging for $12.50 per person per night. If you wish to stay overnight, please indicate which night(s) when you RSVP. Mountain Lakes Preservation Alliance will be collecting the lodging fee, so after you RSVP, please send us $12.50 per night per person at MLPA's PayPal link (link below) or you can send or bring a check. No credit cards. Bed linens are included in that price, but you must bring your own towels and toiletries. If you have any questions, please contact protect@mlpawv.com.

Please RSVP by Monday, December 4th-- we need a headcount for lodging and meals.

Please visit https://organizertraining2.eventbrite.com to RSVP
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