Register For the AppFellows Regional Gathering on May 17-18, 2017!
The Highlander Center’s Appalachian Transition Fellowship program invites you to join the 2017 fellows, host communities, and folks from across Central Appalachia at this regional gathering May 17-18, 2017, in Benham, KY to share ideas, build relationships, and strategize together to advance a just economic transition in our region.
“Scaling Up: Connecting Local Economies and People Power to a Just Regional Transition” will convene folks from across Central Appalachia to share local, community-led efforts that are shifting economies and power to the people; to map our communities and our work across issue, states, and the region to identify collaborative opportunities; and to share, strategize, and network with fellows, hosts, and other folks who are doing great work in Appalachia.
Scaling Up: Connecting local economies and people power to a just regional transition
Benham, KY / Schoolhouse Inn
Wednesday, May 17
8 am: Breakfast and Registration
9:15 am: Welcome and Introductions / Opening Conversation
10:15 am: The Broader Context of our Work in These Times
Building a Collective Vision
What Next, WV? case stud
12 pm: Lunch
1 pm: Community Mapping
2:15 pm: Break
2:30 pm: Case Studies
· Appalachian Sustainable Development (TN/VA)
· Unlimited Future (WV)
· Community Farm Alliance (KY)
3 pm: Power Analysis / Scaling up from community to state to region (by sector/issue-based)
5 pm: Walking Tour of Benham with Roy Silver
6 pm: Dinner and Party at the Eastern KY Social Club in Lynch, KY
Thursday, May 18
8 am: Breakfast
8:30 am: Welcome / Grounding
8:45 am: Scaling up our Reach / Expanding our Base
9:45 am: Case Study
· InVision Hazard (KY)
10:00 am: Next Steps / Bold Actions
With cross-region, cross-sector partners
11:00 am: Closing and Evaluation
For folks who aren't an AppFellow or AppFellows host community you will need to make your own lodging arrangements at the Benham School House Inn at: 100 Central Ave. Benham, KY 40807 by calling 606-848-3000.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner on Wednesday May 17th and breakfast on Thursday May 18th will be covered.