My name is Ben Marley. I am a graduate student studying historical geography and social movements at Syracuse University. I am looking to get involved with a movement organization in West Virginia.
My/our needs are:
I am a graduate student looking to study the history of social change in the coal fields of WV. I am specifically interested in the shift from underground coal mining to strip minings and montaintop removal and how this has change organizing strategies and organizating networks among peoples opposing coal mining. I want to know about how alliances have formed and changed over time among diverse population groups in Appalachia.
My/our wishes are:
I hope to do research in WV and assist the community in any way that I can.