Legacies of Service Rooted in AppalachiaPhelps Stokes 212 Chestnut St., Berea, KY
Jane Stephenson & Michael Maloney Challenging established expectations of identity, region, and community, Jane Stephenson and Michael Maloney have each created organizations and networks that cultivate connection and opportunity for Appalachians. While their work is separate and unique, they will each receive the Berea College Service Award and come together at this Service Convocation to […]
TRUTH Talks: Growing up Black & AppalachianCarter G. Woodson Center CPO 2106, Berea, KY
In this Truth Talk we will discuss what it is like to grow up Black and Appalachian. When people think about the region of Appalachia, they often think about it as predominantly white. The reality is that Appalachia is and always has been more diverse than people think. There is a deep history of Black […]
Ezell: A Parable of Domination & Resilience from the Foothills of AppalachiaPhelps Stokes 212 Chestnut St., Berea, KY
Bob Martin In Ezell: Ballad of a Land Man, the complexities of climate change, land stewardship, indigenous erasure and intergenerational trauma are embodied in Ezell, a man who seeks to take advantage of an anticipated fracking boom and the opportunity to reconnect with the people and land of his raising. Writer-performer Bob Martin of Clear […]
Cancer Crisis in Appalachia: Dinner on the GroundsLoyal Jones Appalachian Center 205 N Main St, Berea, KY
Join us for dinner and an insightful presentation by Dr. Nathan Vanderford, as he discusses the upcoming exhibit in the Appalachian Center featuring photographs by students from the University of Kentucky’s Appalachian Career Training in Oncology (ACTION). The exhibit explores the high cancer rates in Kentucky, which has some of the highest rates in the nation.
Berea College 49th Celebration of Traditional Music
Four days of traditional music concerts, jams, worshops, lectures, and dance! Symposium Thursday at Hutchins Library; Workshops Friday/Saturday at Loyal Jones Appalachian Center; jam Friday night at Boone Tavern and throughout the weekend; concerts Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday afternoon at Gray Auditorium; Kidzone Saturday afternoon at Woods Penn; Dance Saturday night at Woods […]
Sown in the Stars: Planting by the SignsLoyal Jones Appalachian Center 205 N Main St, Berea, KY
Join us in the Loyal Jones Appalachian Center of dinner and a presentation by Sarah Hall and Meg Wilson about their new book Sown in the Stars: Planting by the Signs. Books will be available for purchase at the event!