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CCJ Teach-In: The Fossil Fuel Industry & Democracy in Western PA

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February 22 @ 2:15 pm - 3:25 pm EST

Location: Burnett 203


The Center for Coalfield Justice’s “teach-in” workshop will focus on the role of money and lobbying influence on politics in Pennsylvania. The session is hosted by the Center for Coalfield Justice, a local organization that works to promote social and environmental justice for communities affected by the coal industry. Students will also hear about opportunities to get involved in local community advocacy through internship opportunities.


This session CCJ Teach-In: The Fossil Fuel Industry & Democracy in Western PA is offered as one of five concurrent breakout sessions.

Learn more about the other four sessions:
The Progress House at W&J
Expanding the Narrative: Black Figures of Washington Abolition History
‘Zine Makin’ Workshop

See the full Symposium on Democracy Agenda


February 22
2:15 pm - 3:25 pm
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Washington & Jefferson College
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The Center for Coalfield Justice

The Center for Coalfield Justice was formed in 1994 as the Tri-State Citizens Mining Network and reorganized in 2007. It serves the mission of improving policy and regulations for the oversight of fossil fuel extraction and use; to educate, empower and organize coalfield residents; and to protect public and environmental health. CCJ works with residents in Washington and Greene Counties to fight for coalfield communities through advocacy, education, and organizing. Its goal is to shift power from extractive industries and…