Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Teach-in about Mountain Top Removal

"Lost Mountains: A Look at Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining in Kentucky"
a three-day "teach-in" with films, music, readings, panel and group discussions
Wednesday September 28th to Friday September 30th
University of Kentucky campus, Lexington. See schedule below
Wednesday September 28th
All Day - films & discussion of films - UK Student Center
The films include "Mucked," a history of surface mining in the East; Appalshop's "To Save the Land and People"; and a recent film about mountaintop removal titled "Razing Appalachia."*

4:00 p.m. Panel discussion, "Mountaintop Removal from Different Perspectives"
Room 230 of the Student Center.
Panel members:* Teri Blanton, former chair of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth (KFTC) and UK Rockefeller Scholar* Joe Childers, Lexington lawyer and former counsel to KFTC; * Tom FitzGerald, director of the Kentucky Resources Council; * John Morgan, of Morgan Worldwide Engineering; and * Erik Reece, of the UK Department of English and the Environmental Studies program.

Thursday September 29th
Two sessions presented by Judith Hensley of Wallins Elementary Schoolin Harlan County, will tell how a student project helped block mining ofthe mountain.
First Session:- 12:30 p.m. Room 158 Taylor Education Building
Second Session:- 2:45 p.m. Room 230 Student Center*

4:00 p.m. Readings on the story of Black Mountain. "Voices to the Hills" - Student Center Theater Readers will include: Anne Shelby, Erik Reece, Randall Roorda, Kayla Whitaker, Nick Smith, Anne Bornschein, Erik Tuttle and Gurney Norman

Friday September 30th
12:00 Noon: A combination panel-performance of "Lost Mountains, Found Voices" by musicians Rich Kirby, Deborah Thompson and Randy Wilson.
John Jacob Niles Center for American Music in the Lucille Little Fine Arts Library.

Appalachian Studies Program
Appalachian Center
Appalachian & Minority Science
Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Majors
Creative Writing Program
Department of Education Studies
Policy Evaluation
Department of History
Kentucky Women Writer's Conference
Gaines Center for the Humanities
John Jacob Niles Center
The Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues is providing additional support.

Shaunna Scott
(859) 257-6882

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