Stop the Scourge of Sand Mining: Workshop on Organizing Communities

December 28, 2016 by Frac Sand Sentinel

You are invited to participate in a new workshop to bring people together and empower communities around shared values – and stop the destructive scourge of sand mining. Open to anyone who cares about community democracy and wants to see our Wisconsin values reflected in local government again!

Saturday, January 7, 2017
Denny’s Restaurant Meeting Room 780
WI-54 Black River Falls, WI 54615
Phone: (715) 284-2416

10:30 am – 11:00 am Registration
11:00 am – 1:00 pm Working together to develop a new, inspiring, motivational message with Scott Wittkopf
1:00-3:00 pm Winning Through Community Connections with Nate Timm, Wisconsin Grassroots Network
Cost: $5.00 per person for materials

Why should people attend this event?
This workshop is the first of its kind to bring people together to organize and act to empower their communities by creating a new type of grassroots campaign.

First, we will work together and create new ideas to better communicate about the issues that matter in our communities. We’ll start with the frac-sand mining issue, and show how this new strategy will work on every local issue.

A frac sand mine in Great Northern, WI. Photo: Save the Hills Alliance

A frac sand mine in Great Northern, WI. Photo: Save the Hills Alliance

Then we’ll get organized to make the campaign effective and reach people – so we can really make a difference in communities all over western Wisconsin. Our goal is to work with and support people from Central Western Wisconsin and beyond.

Even if sand mining hasn’t affected you, it has affected people who are your neighbors – and we’re going to build a campaign that will resonate across every issue people care about. Whether it’s education, health care, roads, or any number of issues, this workshop will help you organize and act.

Lunch menus will be available at registration. As Denny’s has graciously provided the room at no charge, we ask that you consider ordering lunch at that time.

In addition to the training, each candidate will be provided with a binder of information RSVP by Friday, December 30, 2017.

To RSVP or ask questions, please contact Sheila Danielson, ACT NOW, Black River Falls, 715-284-5676, reskdan@centurytel.net

Here is an interactive map of frac sand mines around Wisconsin and Minnesota.

This ACT NOW workshop is funded by a grant from the Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN) and the Western Mining Action Network (WMAN)  Pat Popple 715-723-6398 sunnyday5@charter.net

This information is provided by the Frac Sand Sentinel, a newsletter highlighting resource links, news media accounts, blog posts, correspondence, observations, and opinions gathered regarding local actions on, and impacts of, the developing frac sand mining and processing industries.

Mine in Unimen-Tunnel City. Vehicles next to building are semis, showing how big the building is. Photo: Save the Hills Alliance

Mine in Unimen-Tunnel City. Vehicles next to building are semis, showing how big the building is. Photo: Save the Hills Alliance

 

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