Hands Across the Hills to Host Kentuckians for a Second Visit in Leverett
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. Paula Green.
On Sunday, October 13, 2019 the public is invited to the Leverett Elementary School, 3-5 pm, to meet the Kentucky group and hear stories of the deep connections and rich learnings about “others” that have evolved over the two years, and how individuals have been changed by encounters with each other.
In 2017 Hands Across the Hills reached out to rural Letcher County KY, inviting them to meet in dialogue to learn about other’s histories and lives. Their visit in October 2017 gave hope that we all could see beyond stereotypes, and care about each other’s well-being.
In Spring 2018 the Kentuckians reciprocated, inviting Hands Across the Hills of Leverett to Whitesburg, KY and sharing their coal mining history and current challenges.
Hands Across the Hills formed in response to the 2016 election. Members of the Leverett Alliance wanted to bridge to a community different from Leverett’s in order to better understand another community’s history, outlook and needs.
Join us for a public event:
Celebrating the Bridging of Two Communities
Hands Across the Hills: Letcher KY & Leverett MA
October 13, 2019 3-5 pm Leverett Elementary School