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Mtn. News: Mountain Empowerment

Mtn. News: Mountain Empowerment


This week on Mountain News & World Report we hear stories of communities throughout Central Appalachia speaking out against injustice, documenting important stories and perspectives, and organizing to create change.

This edition brings you stories of:

  • LGBTQ+ organizing in the mountains through the Appalachian Community Fund’s Out in the South Project,
  • young women documenting reproductive healthcare through the All Access EKY Program – a project of Appalshop’s Appalachian Media Institute in partnership with the Kentucky Health Justice Network, and the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.
  • and Letcher and Pike County Representative Angie Hatton speaking out against KY Power’s proposed rate increase.
A grassroots fundraising workshop at the Central Appalachian regional Out in the South Gathering. The event was organized by the Appalachian Community Fund, and took place November 10-12, 2017 at the historic Highlander Research and Education Center in New Market, TN. (photo by Rachel Garringer).


*cover photo is from the Out in the South Gathering at Highlander on November 11, 2017.

All Access EKY,
Angie Hatton,
arts & culture,
mountain healthcare,
youth voice,

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