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for Southern Appalachian Studies

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Karen Yu

Telling Tales: How the Media Fails Appalachia

“What we never see in national media is writing by, about, and for Appalachian people—coverage that respects people from this place as the experts of our own lives, communities, and histories; writing that lifts up Appalachian people as complex, varied,… Continue Reading →

Rural Appalachia Meets Rural Environmental Justice

Rural Appalachia Meets Rural Environmental Justice: Fostering Healthy, Sustainable, Resilient, & Equitable Communities B. Suzi Ruhl, JD, MPH Office of Environmental Justice, US EPA Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 7 PM Convocation Hall Reception to follow B. Suzi Ruhl is currently Senior… Continue Reading →

Can Local Food Help Appalachia Build a Post-Coal Future?

“But the story of Appalachian food, like Appalachia itself, is a complicated one. Advocates say that both are entering a new, more optimistic era; that a resurgence in local farming, coupled with renewed interest in traditional Appalachian foodways, could help… Continue Reading →

Explore The Places Project!

Over the past two years, Dr. Margo Shea and her students have collected over 500 reflections about local places and why they matter to people who live on and around the South Cumberland Plateau. Explore these places and stories via the… Continue Reading →

Dinner in Appalachia

“Traditional Appalachia cooking was crafted from a confluence of Native American, African-American and European influences. The one thing I always try to stress to visitors is that the region is not monolithic. Even the quickest study of our food reveals… Continue Reading →

Upcoming Event: Leadership, Identity, and Social Change

Leadership, Identity, and Social Change a talk on leadership and conversation with Martin (Marty) Rodgers Office Managing Director, Accenture Washington, DC Metro Office Wednesday, November 9 4:30 pm at McGriff Alumni HouseMarty is the Office Managing Director for Accenture’s Washington,… Continue Reading →

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