CANCELLED- "Hope Spots: Stories of Growth and Resilience" Panel at the Appalachian Studies Association Conference

03/14/2020 - 11:30am to 12:45pm
Gatton Student Center, Worsham Cinema
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Appalachian Studies Association Conference Plenary 3, Hope Spots: Stories of Resilience and Growth

Appalachian Studies Association Conference Plenary 3, Hope Spots: Stories of Growth and Resilience

Hope Spots: Stories of Growth and Resilience. Saturday, March 14, 2020, 11:30am- 12:45pm in the Gatton Student Center Worsham Cinema. In the spirit of the “understories” concept, this panel addresses the ways people confront stereotypes, myths, marginalization, and violence and meet them with resilience and hope. The panelists will engage with the ways that people feel hopeful and ways actions can nurture hope. The panel will feature Courtney Lewis, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at University of South Carolina - Columbia and author of Sovereign Entrepreneurs: Cherokee Small-Business Owners and the Making of Economic Sovereignty. Speakers will also include Alexander Gibson, Executive Director of Appalshop; Wayne Riley, Founder and Director of the Laurel County African American Heritage Center; Nina McCoy, Martin County Concerned Citizens, Betsy Taylor, Executive Director of the Livelihoods Knowledge Exchange Network, Kathryn Engle, Associate Director, UK Appalachian Center & Appalachian Studies Program and UK students, Alyssa Dyer, Grace Moses, Madison Mooney, and Christopher Barton, Green Forests Work. Panel Chair: Anna Biller, law student at University of Kentucky.


This event is a part of the Appalachian Studies Association Conference.

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