Flier, May Organizing Retreat
Save the Date!
Join the Heartland Coalfield Alliance for a two-day organizing retreat Help Build a Movement
When: May 17th – 19th
Where: Camp Ondessonk, Ozark, IL 62972
Registration: Is required. Registration and pricing (base on type of lodging selected) will be available on line in the next few weeks
This retreat will focus on building the skills, networks and campaigns we need to create a just and sustainable energy [...]
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