This article originally provided by Hiram College News

Otober 6, 2008

Appalachia to visit Hiram

The Hiram Community will have a chance to see and hear the sights and sounds of the Appalachian Mountains twice during October.

Appalachia’s first visit will take place Tuesday, October 7, with the presentation of Dave Copper’s Mountain Top Removal Roadshow.

The Mountaintop Removal Road Show includes 22-minute slide show about the impacts of mountaintop removal on coalfield residents, communities, and the environment. It also features traditional Appalachian mountain music and aerial photos of decapitated Appalachian Mountains.

The Mountaintop Removal Road Show has been shown over 500 times in 16 states since 2003 - including over 100 large and small universities such as Duke, Antioch, and Ohio State, plus many church, community and civic organizations.

Following the presentation, there will be a brief discussion and a question and answer period. The presentation will take place at 7 p.m. on the second floor of the Kennedy Center.

Appalachia’s second visit to Hiram will take place on Wednesday, October 29 with a performance by Here’s to the Long Haul, an Appalachian activist string band.

Here’s to the Long Haul is born of the historic and ongoing movements for justice in Appalachia and beyond. The band will be playing old time tunes and original songs about current struggles in Appalachia. They will also be discussing their experience with the Mountain Justice movement and will lead a question and answer session regarding their work and the other contemporary efforts.

The performance will take place at 7 p.m. at Hiram College Chapel.



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