The Stories of Appalachia (March 5 – 11)
With the help of my graduate assistant Sammi Kirby, each week I’ll pull together stories from and about Appalachia as part of my So Far Appalachia: An memoir of American mythology book project. If we’ve missed a story, let us know. Or share your story with us in the comments.
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So much of what I sift through in the media each week focuses on poverty and economics. It’s impossible to avoid those two topics when I’m doing the round-up. But that’s only one very small part of the Appalachian experience. There’s a rich and vibrant culture of community and creativity flowing through the region. Here’s some of the best stories from the last week.
- Dogs in Appalachia that Help Veterans Heal, Children Cope with Trauma, and Prisoners Find Compassion
- African American quilt conference next month in Morristown
- Women of Appalachia Project Returns To OU Multicultural Center
- Appalachia Service Project works with college students for alternative spring break
- From Oregon to Appalachia
- Accelerating Appalachia selects 12 for 2015 program
- Kentucky students are joining the Just Economic Transition movement
- Appalachian Regional Commission has pumped $66.5 million into North Georgia
- AN APPALACHIAN EDUCATION FOR AN ASIA-CENTERED WORLD