November – December 2022, Volume 50, Number 6

After two years of online annual meetings, we were able to hold our milestone 50th Annual Meeting in person, taking the opportunity to reconnect after two years of COVID and celebrate Powder River’s accomplishments over the last half-century. Rather than an issue-focused meeting, we decided to hold up our long-time members and revisit some of Powder River’s work, including the origin story from a meeting in a barn in the Powder River Basin over 50 years ago, that has led us to where we are now. For members newer to the organization, it was revelatory to hear the stories of organizing in the first years (or decades), and for those who have been around a while, it was a chance to reminisce and remember that this work has always been hard as well as rewarding.

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