Hosted by the Appalachian Gas Working Group
We want to help you take action against extraction.
What: Community Organizing Summit, hosted by the AGWG
Where: Jackson’s Mill, 160 WVU Jackson Mill, Weston, WV
When: Friday, April 6 through Sunday, April 8
The Appalachian Gas Working Group (AGWG) invites grassroots groups, organizations, activists, and socially conscious folks who are interested in learning the basic tools of grassroots movement building to better their communities in any way, especially those who want to resist the growing threat of oil and gas extraction, to attend our Community Organizing Summit, April 6-8,in Weston, WV.
The goal of the Community Organizing Summit is to empower and strengthen grassroots activism with leadership training, coalition building, and outreach. The Summit will also provide opportunities for in depth learning on select topics.
Grassroots Skill Building:
– Speaking Across Bridges – How to talk with all sides.
– Coalition Building – Strengthening through partnerships.
– Maximizing & Diversifying Your Media and Outreach.
– Community Canvassing – Cold calls, door-to-door, sculpting your “ask.”
– Starting and Building a Campaign – Mission, goal setting, strategies, and more.
– Gas Related Health & Medical Effects – Impact on individuals and community, available resources, and health surveys.
– Permitting and Enforcement – Community oversight, enforcing the law, and protecting your rights.
– Environmental Monitoring – Water, Air, and Land.
– Appalachian Storage Hub, Mid-stream Processes, and What This Means to Your Community – Impact on individuals and community by pipelines, storage facilities, cracker plants, and extraction.
– Fighting Eminent Domain, Co-Tenancy, Forced Pooling, and Right To Trespass – Your rights and how to protect your land.
Registration for the Community Organizing Summit is required by March 30. Scholarships may be available for you to attend.