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who is that masked man

Whitesburg, KY

#44 Mar 31, 2013
eams.
Jeffery B. Cook is a professor of history at North
Greenville University. He is the author of numerous
articles on twentieth-century American politics. He has
authored three books including Harry S. Truman:
Continuity and Change (New York: Nova Science Publishers,
2012), the Dictionary of Literary Biography: American World
War II Correspondents (Detroit: Gale Cengage, 2011), and
American History: A Survey (Charlestown: American Public
University Press, 2012). He is presently working on a
fourth book Aretas Brooks Fleming: Building a Kingdom of
Coal which is scheduled for publication in 2013 by West
Virginia University Press.
Joy Gritton is a Kentucky native who believes in the
power of the arts to foster healthy communities. She
seeks through her own art, teaching, and research to
empower others to contribute their time, energies,
talents, and intellect to collaborative community building,
particularly in Appalachian Kentucky. Joy works to
promote the study, practice, teaching, and support of the
arts in Appalachia. Committed to service learning and
participatory research, she is the founder of the Eastern
Kentucky Arts Project, co-coordinator of the Haldeman
Community Center after school program, and director of the
Morehead State University Appalachian Studies program.
Jill LeRoy-Frazier is an associate professor of liberal
studies at East Tennessee State University, where she
teaches in the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies and
Women’s Studies programs. She helped develop the
MALS concentration in Regional and Community Studies
and teaches courses such as Theory and Practice of
Regionalism; Gender, Diversity, and Social Justice; and
Women and Activism in Appalachia. Her research
interests include women of Appalachia and the South.
She holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of
Michigan, where she completed her dissertation on
Southern literary genre under Patricia Smith Yaeger.
Kelli Johnson is an assistant professor/ Librarian II
for Marshall University’s IT/Online Learning & Libraries.
Though I have only recently become a member of ASA, I
am already hooked and would like to continue increasing
my participation in this awesome organization. Though
not originally from Appalachia, I do have roots here and
have been a proud resident of West Virginia and Southern
Ohio for the past 15 ˝ years. I have several degrees from
Marshall University; a Master’s in Library Science from
Texas Woman’s University and am currently working on
an Ed.D. from Marshall’s Graduate School of Education
and Professional Development.
Amelia Kirby is an activist, cultural worker and small
business owner. She is the development director at the
Appalachian Citizens’ Law Center, a non-profit law firm
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providing free legal work for people impacted by the
extraction industries of the region. She worked for eight
years as a media producer at community media center
Appalshop, where she co-founded and co-directed the
Thousand Kites and Holler to the Hood projects.
Since 2008, Kirby has co-owned Summit City, a coffee
shop, bar, gallery and live music venue in Whitesburg
dedicated to the creation of open and democratic space
for dialogue, the practice of community ownership, and
celebration of mountain communities.
sugar bear

Whitesburg, KY

#45 Apr 1, 2013
WHAT ARE EXTRACTION INDUSTRIES

Amelia Kirby is an activist, cultural worker and small
business owner. She is the development director at the
Appalachian Citizens’ Law Center, a non-profit law firm
Continued from page 6
continued on page 8
8 APPALINK
providing free legal work for people impacted by the
extraction industries of the region. She worked for eight
years as a media producer at community media center
Appalshop, where she co-founded and co-directed the
Thousand Kites and Holler to the Hood projects.
Since 2008, Kirby has co-owned Summit City, a coffee
shop, bar, gallery and live music venue in Whitesburg
dedicated to the creation of open and democratic space
for dialogue, the practice of community ownership, and
celebration of mountain communities.
What is Wrong With You

Whitesburg, KY

#46 Apr 1, 2013
sugar bear wrote:
WHAT ARE EXTRACTION INDUSTRIES
Amelia Kirby is an activist, cultural worker and small
business owner. She is the development director at the
Appalachian Citizens’ Law Center, a non-profit law firm
providing free legal work for people impacted by the
extraction industries of the region. She worked for eight
years as a media producer at community media center
Appalshop, where she co-founded and co-directed the
Thousand Kites and Holler to the Hood projects.
Since 2008, Kirby has co-owned Summit City …
The law firm she works for helps coal miners win their jobs back when they have been wrongfully discharged from work. There are a large number of underground miners who are very happy with the work done on their behalf by the Appalachian Citizens Law Center. Doesn't sound very "anti-coal" to me. Also, Ms. Kirby's husband, the other co-owner of Summit City, is from Vicco and depends on the coal industry for much of his income. That doesn't sound very "anti-coal" to me, either.
What is Wrong With You

Whitesburg, KY

#47 Apr 1, 2013
who is that masked man wrote:
<quoted text> all one has to do is google appalshop coal and you discover a wealth of information about what they are doing. "Appalshop is a multi-disciplinary arts and education center in the heart of Appalachia producing original fi lms, video, theater, music and spoken-word recordings, radio, photography, multimedia, and books. For 37 years, Appalshop has been an active force in strengthening Appalachia's assets and wrestling with its problems. Appalshop has worked with many of our region's citizen groups in producing videotapes, radio programs, and other work that presents the realities of daily life in the coalfields. A strong and active Appalshop will play an important role as we deal with an expanding coal industry. As the country debates the role of coal in meeting our energy policies, Americans need to know how those decisions have repercussions in the mountains …
Good Lord, man, you are a real genius! What great undercover work you have done! Who would have ever thought to go to an organization's website and copy information from it and then paste it on Topix?! You're a real Sherlock Holmes. And how dare any organization or any person the freedom to look at the coal industry and its impact, good and bad, on our region's economy an livability. We don't need any talk like that. We just all need to close our eyes and be ignorant of any fact that doesn't suit our particular belief. On the brighter side, that which you have copied is the only thing I have ever seen you spell even halfway correctly. You, sir, are brilliant!
sugar bear

Whitesburg, KY

#48 Apr 1, 2013
What is Wrong With You wrote:
<quoted text>
The law firm she works for helps coal miners win their jobs back when they have been wrongfully discharged from work. There are a large number of underground miners who are very happy with the work done on their behalf by the Appalachian Citizens Law Center. Doesn't sound very "anti-coal" to me. Also, Ms. Kirby's husband, the other co-owner of Summit City, is from Vicco and depends on the coal industry for much of his income. That doesn't sound very "anti-coal" to me, either.
but they try to stop coal mining too
who is that masked man

Whitesburg, KY

#49 Apr 1, 2013
What is Wrong With You wrote:
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Good Lord, man, you are a real genius! You, sir, are brilliant!
THANK YOU, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

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#50 Apr 1, 2013
sugar bear wrote:
<quoted text> but they try to stop coal mining too
When I read this statement for some reason I heard it in my mind in a scolded child's voice. Lol
who is that masked man

Whitesburg, KY

#51 Apr 1, 2013
so, I guess we are all clear on the fact that most of the people associated with the appleshop are indeed against mining. I was asked to name even 1 project and I think I have done a bang up job.
coal miners daughter

Whitesburg, KY

#52 Apr 2, 2013
you have. thanks

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