KBF Conversations – Understanding Appalachia: Journalistic Perceptions of a Region

KBF Conversations – Understanding Appalachia: Journalistic Perceptions of a Region

November 14, 2020
1:00 pm EST

About this Event

From Samantha NeCamp’s scrutiny of stereotypes and misrepresentations about literacy in the region; to Matthew Algeo’s study of Robert Kennedy’s 1968 visit to the “heart of eastern Kentucky”; to Jeff Young and the Ohio Valley Resource examining the “heart of coal country,” hear from these authors about how and why Kentucky and the surrounding regions have changed over the past few decades, and why it matters for America today. This event is sponsored by Hindman Settlement School.

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Event Moderator

Event Moderator

Boles-Sydney-round
Sydney Boles

Sydney Boles is the ReSource reporter covering the economic transition in the heart of Appalachia’s coal country. Sydney received her Master of Journalism from Medill School of Journalism, where she covered immigration and housing insecurity in Chicagoland. Before her work in journalism, she studied oral history and postcolonial resistance strategies in Costa Rica, India, South Africa and Turkey. Sydney grew up in upstate New York and enjoys baking, reading and exploring the outdoors.

Author + Speaker Lineup

Author + Speaker Lineup

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