Hands across
the hills
Leverett, MA | Letcher county, KY

I Could Cry a River

5.13.2020

Leverett Hands Across the Hills visited the Black Sheep Bakery in Hemphill KY as part of our bridging project.  This film from Freethink features HATH's Gwen Johnson who began the bakery, providing employment and healthy bread to the community hard hit by the end of the monocultu...

9.26.2019

Kentuckians from Letcher County, KY will visit Leverett the weekend of Oct 11-13 to continue the bridging project that brought them together as Hands Across the Hills in October 2017.  The Kentuckians will stay in Leverett homes and participate in dialogues facilitated by Dr. Pau...

1.20.2019

Our Kentucky HATH colleague and friend Nell Fields let us know about this 2018 book about coal miners from two regions of the world connecting over four decades.  

“AFTER COAL is a deeply moving account of a long-term exchange between miners in the coalfields of central...

12.27.2018

The following talk was given by HATH member Tom Wolff at the Jewish Community of Amherst on December 15, 2018.  It follows the form of d’var torah—word of the book, or a ‘sermon,’ as part of the Saturday service.

I have been asked to talk about Hands Across the Hills, a project to...

11.19.2018

In October 2018 the Alliance for Peacebuilding, a network of over 100 organizations, gave its first Melanie Greenberg Award for Domestic Peacebuilding to Hands Across the Hills.  Paula Green, accepting the award at the Alliance's annual conference in Washington DC, gave a brief t...

11.17.2018

I Could Cry a River, a thirteen minute film by David Rabinovitz, captures the spirit of Leverett's visit to Letcher County KY in April 2018.  Participants in Hands Across the Hills had given permission to film during the facilitated discussions, which are customarily closed to ou...

10.9.2018

The Alliance for Peacebuilding will honor Hands Across the Hills and its leader Paula Green with its first domestic peacebuilding award, called the Melanie Greenberg United States Peacebuilder Award, on October 25, 2018 at its annual conference in DC. The Alliance is a Washington...

9.25.2018

In August two filmmakers commissioned by Arte TV, French-German public TV, filmed three days each in Leverett, MA and in Whitesburg, KY to document the work of Hands Across the Hills (HATH) to bridge divides in America.  The 52-minute documentary will also feature Columbus, Ohio,...

Two members of Hands Across the Hills in Leverett, Massachusetts, reflect on the shared purpose of the dialogue and cultural exchange project between Leverett, MA and Letcher County, KY. Their reflections illuminate how the exchange has deepened their connection with fellow citiz...

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The voices of Hands Across the Hills speak with honesty and empathy and reach for common ground.  Video by David Rabinovitz.

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