Highlander and the Appalshop Appalachian Media Institute are planning several sessions at the March 28-30 Appalachian Studies Conference at Marshall University in West Virginia, to raise the voices of youth and young adults and to help us all think about ways to do better intergenerational work.
The following sessions are being planned:
- Friday, March 28 @ 12:30: Hanging in There – Intergenerational Organizing – a workshop about how to build sustainable, healthy intergenerational partnerships to strengthen our organizations and our movement. (Highlander)
- Saturday, March 29 @ 2:30: Looking Down the Road – A dialogue about critical issues facing Young Appalachians and the Creative Ways they are addressing persistent regional issues. Sunday. (Highlander, Appalshop Appalachian Media Institute, and youth from across the region)
- Sunday, March 30 @ 11:00 Youth Speak about the Future of the Mountains – Farewell brunch with prizes!
Other sessions geared to youth and an intergenerational reception are also on the program. So help us get out the word and bring younger voices to this event – after all, the theme is “The Road Ahead”!
For more information about the Appalachian Studies Conference, and to register, go to: www.appalchianstudies.org/conference/. The registration deadline is March 7.