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Advocacy in Southeastern Kentucky

Saturday, October 30, 2021 - 2:00pm
Virtual Via Zoom

Join the Sunup Initiative & the UK Appalachian Center for a panel discussing advocacy in Southeastern Kentucky. Learn from local advocates Sherry Tinsley, Venus Evans, John Stewart, and Chase Carson, moderated by Lisa Garrison, as they share their experiences working to make their community a better place. 

Check out our facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/892655231371296?ref=newsfeed

Register for the webinar here: https://uky.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RxoyIpdPQXijfPi5lUaZsg

This event is in recognition and commemoration of the 1919 Corbin expulsion. For more more information on the event and racial justice organizing in the tri-county area visit: https://sunupcorbin.com/

Eliza Griswold

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 6:00pm
Virtual Via Zoom

Join us as we welcome Pulitzer Prize winner Eliza Griswold for a virtual talk as part of our Appalachian Forum series. Her award-winning book Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) is an incredible piece of reporting on limited legal remedies, community conflict, environmental contamination, toxic exposure, and corruption in two small towns deeply impacted by corporate, hydraulic fracturing. Tune in as she discusses: Beyond ExtractIon: Stories, like Resources can be extracted from communities--how do we break the paradigm? 

Join online via Zoom or come to the UK Appalachian Center at 624 Maxwelton Ct. to join the conversation and enjoy refreshments.

This event is cosponsored by the Appalachian Center, the Department of Sociology, and the UK Center for Appalachian Research in Environmental Sciences. 

Register for the webinar here: https://uky.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GzvgWrJ4R0-EIfKAtlrInw or join us in person to view the webinar at the App Center at 624 Maxwelton Ct. 

This programming is presented with support from the UK Office of Institutional Diversity Inclusive Excellence Student Program Grant. 

2021 Lend-A-Hand Center Fall Creek Cleanup & Resource Fair

Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Lend-A-Hand Center, Walker, KY
Join us for a creek cleanup and well water treatment demonstration event on Saturday, October 16th! Come learn about different organizations working on water related issues in Kentucky. Both adults and kids are encouraged to participate. Meet at the Lend-A-Hand Center- 3234 KY 718 Walker, KY. Call 606 622-1385 to pre-register (required, spots are limited). Participants will be given $25 Walmart gift cards for their participation. All cleanup supplies and hand sanitizer will be provided. Lunch will be provided. Social distancing will be enforced and the event will be primarily outside. Bring your mask & waterproof shoes/boots. Directions: https://lendahandcenter.org/directions/
This event is hosted by the Lend-A-Hand Center and co-sponsored by the UK Appalachian Center, the Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute, and the Kentucky Division of Water, Groundwater Division. 
This event is funded by a UK-CARES Community Engagement Project Grant.

Yes, You Can Come Home Again

Monday, November 1, 2021 - 5:00pm

Join us for the Appalachian Center "Appalachian Forum" series featuring Emily Hudson, community activist and one of the founders of the Southeast Kentucky African-American Museum and Cultural Center. Join us for her talk entitled "Yes, You Can Come Home Again" as she shares excerpts from her book, Soul Miner, and discusses her journey in search of her identity as an Appalachian and an African American. She will share about the genesis of SEKYAAMCC and how it is on a mission to provide a platform for "history to speak." 

5:00 pm Monday, November 1st, 2021

Event location William T. Young LIbrary UKAA Auditorium  & Virtual via Zoom.

To join via Zoom- register for the webinar here: https://uky.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yfwRd000RlmGgvY50fAmAw

This presentation is co-sponsored by the UK Appalachian Center & Appalachian Studies Program, African-American & Africana Studies , and the Commonwealth Institute for Black Studies. 

Gathering on the Porch

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Appalachian Center, 624 Maxwelton Ct.


Come meet with Appalachian Studies Minor & Certificate Students, students from the region, AppalachiaCorps interns, and Robinson Scholars. Drop in and come sit a spell on the porch at the UK Appalachian Center at 624 Maxwelton Ct. We will have yard games and refreshments will be provided.