After Coal Presents: Community Forums in Eastern Kentucky

14265784357_5b2773e123_oMark your calendar! In September and October, the After Coal team has planned three community forums for residents and policy makers in eastern Kentucky.

Short video clips from our documentary and guests from Wales will place the challenges facing Appalachian coal communities in a global context.


Community Forum Schedule

Homegrown Tourism
Thursday, September 18, 5:00 – 6:30pm
Elkhorn City Public Library, 150 East Main Street  Elkhorn City, KY
With Tim Belcher, Elkhorn Area Heritage Council
And Tom Hansell, Appalachian State University


Funding Sustainable Development

Tuesday, October 7, 7:00-8:30 pm
Appalshop Theater, 91 Madison Avenue, Whitesburg, KY
With Hywel Francis, Member of Parliament representing Aberavon, Wales
Mair Francis, Founder of DOVE workshop

Youth, Arts, and Community Regeneration

Tuesday, October 28, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Southeastern Kentucky Community and Technical College – Harlan Campus 164 Ball Park Road, Harlan, KY
With Richard Davies, Media instructor at Merthyr Tydfill College, Wales
And Robert Gipe, Higher Ground Project, Harlan County

Photo credit: Steve Bustin, via Medical Media Training