Loyal Jones Appalachian Center

Appalachian Center Spring Semester 2008 Events

Events
 

02-08-2008
7:00pm
Morristown in the Air and Sun
This film illustrates the global forces that cause factory closures in East Tennessee and migrants from such places as southern Mexico to come to the U.S. for economic survival. Filmmaker Anne Lewis and migration attorney and activist Fran Ansley will speak and answer questions after the film’s showing. Co-sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Learning through Service (CELTS) and the Center for International Education.

02-12-2008
6:30pm
Second Tuesday Traditional Music Jam Session

Second floor connector, Bruce-Trades Building
All ages and abilities are welcome to bring acoustic instruments and join in playing and singing traditional music.

02-14-2008
“I Love Mountains” Day

“I Love Mountains” Day in Frankfort. Students especially are encouraged to meet with state legislators concerning issues of mountaintop removal. Our goal is for 75 Berea College students to come to Frankfort. Transportation will be provided—contact Genevieve Reynolds (by email or x 3140) to reserve a space. Co-sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Learning through Service (CELTS).

02-23-2008
9:30am –
4:00pm
The Affrilachian Way: How to find the right words, then use them to change the world!

Writing workshops in poetry, fiction, and performance poetry with three Affrilachian Poets: Crystal Wilkinson, Bianca Spriggs, and Frank X Walker. Each workshop will be offered in a two-hour session in morning and afternoon, so participants could take two different workshops. This will be followed by a time for participants to share their writing and performance. Pre-registration is necessary! Please contact Genevieve Reynolds to reserve a place (859- 985-3140). Co-sponsored by the Department of English, Theatre, and Speech Communication.

03-01-2008
10:00am -
3:00pm
Cultural Collisions Workshop

Bruce-Trades 226
Diversity can be challenging and exhilarating! Luceara Cross will lead an all-day workshop for students to help navigate the cultural challenges you face in a diverse world, especially focusing on first-year students. Space is limited – contact Genevieve Reynolds (by email or x 3140) to reserve a place. Co-sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Learning through Service (CELTS).

03-11-2008
6:30pm
Second Tuesday Traditional Music Jam Session

Second floor connector, Bruce-Trades Building
All ages and abilities are welcome to bring acoustic instruments and join in playing and singing traditional music.

04-09-2008
12:00pm
Peanut Butter & Gender: Mountain Women Rising

Phelps Stokes Room 205
A group of diverse Appalachian women perform stories, poems, and songs written by, for, and about Appalachian women. Mountain Women Rising conveys a strong sense of culture and place, while addressing issues of race, class, gender, and the environment in Appalachian communities. Co-sponsored by Women’s Studies.

04-14-2008
Fossil Fools

An arts residency exploring our “fuelish” energy consumption habits, including composer Brian Harnetty, filmmaker Tom Hansell, and performance artist Kristen Baumlier. Look for more information as the date approaches! Contact Deborah Thompson (by email or 859-985-3257) for details and how you can be involved. Co-sponsored by SENS and ESE.

04-08-2008
6:30pm
Second Tuesday Traditional Music Jam Session

Second floor connector, Bruce-Trades Building or at the Farmer’s Market behind College Square when the weather warms up.
All ages and abilities are welcome to bring acoustic instruments and join in playing and singing traditional music.

04-25-2008
7:30pm
Appalachian Heritage Featured Author Reading

, The Commons, Woods-Penniman Building
Best-selling novelist Sharyn McCrumb is the featured author for the spring issue of Appalachian Heritage literary magazine and will be reading from her latest works. Co-sponsored by the Department of English, Theatre, and Speech Communication.

05-13-2008
6:30pm
Second Tuesday Traditional Music Jam Session

Farmer’s Market behind College Square
All ages and abilities are welcome to bring acoustic instruments and join in playing and singing traditional music.

     

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