REFLECTIONS: Dialogue & Discoveries in Rural Kentucky
Tuesday, MAY 15, 2018 7:00-9:00 PM
Leverett Elementary School
85 Montague Road, Leverett
Free and open to the public
April 19-23 members of Leverett’s Hands Across the Hills traveled to Letcher County, Kentucky for dialogue and cultural exchange with Kentuckians who visited Leverett last October. The weekend exceeded our expectations. We traveled to several communities, went into a coal mine, took part in community gatherings that included theatre, music, dancing, food and joy. We experienced a powerful deepening of our friendships and understanding of each other, and came away with many insights and action steps.
On May 15 come out to hear Hands Across the Hills participants share our Kentucky experiences. Enjoy a slideshow of trip photos and a sampling of Appalachian music.
What did we learn about the Kentuckians and ourselves?
What were the closed dialogues (6 hours altogether) like?
What shifts and insights took place?
How did we manage hot-button political issues?
Where does this bridging endeavor go from here?
Answers to your questions . . . and more
Photo by Sharon Dunn: Hands Across the Hills members about to enter Portal 31 coal mine in Harlan County, Kentucky. This mine was active until 1963.