Reflecting Critically on 50 Yeas of the War on Poverty: Young Volunteers in Appalachia

Date: 
12/04/2013 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Location: 
Student Center, Center Theater
Speaker(s) / Presenter(s): 
UK Appalachian Center

This panel of historians and representatives of federal volunteer programs will discuss 50 years of US War on Poverty investments in social change in Appalachia throuh youth service programs, from the Appalachian Volunteers in the 1960s, to current Teach for America and VISTA volunteers. Panelists will provide an overview of the larger policy context, experiences as volunteers, community critiques, and the effects of the recent federal sequestration.

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