Supporting Communities Affected by Mining

Nearly 200 organizations, from racially and economically diverse communities, participate in WMAN- the Western Mining Action Network.  WMAN provides opportunities for locally-based citizen groups in the US and Canada to educate themselves, influence decision making, and cooperate to create positive social change that goes beyond the boundaries of any one location or issue.

Free Citizen Lecture Series

WMAN hosts a series of free informational webinars and conference calls. These webinars and calls give WMAN participants access to expertise and updates on current issues facing mining-impacted communities. See our  Programs  for more information, updates, and announcements.

2017 Lectures and Webinars

WMAN Hot Topic and Skill-Building Webinars and Lectures 2017

3-Part Series:  Intro to Creating Winning Advocacy Videos | Thursday, January 26,  Tuesday, January 31, and Thursday, February 9, 2017, 11:00 am-Noon Pacific Time 

Middle schoolers dream of being a YouTube star. They – and you – know that short videos are an ever more popular and powerful communications tool for bringing our issues, and the people behind them, to life. In this first of three trainings, you will learn about content strategy – how to focus in on the right storylines and characters to produce an issue advocacy video that people will watch all the way to the end and then share with their friends. In the next hour-long session on Jan. 31, we’ll demystify the technology (hint: some of it is in your pocket or purse already!). On Feb. 9 we’ll share video distribution tips and tricks for getting your winning video in front of the people who need to hear your message.

To inquire about participation, contact Mary at: