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August 2020 Coalfield Review

Posted Sep 4, 2020, by Lisa DePaoli


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READ OUR MONTHLY E-NEWSLETTER, WHICH WILL UPDATE YOU ON OUR WORK, CURRENT ACTION ITEMS, AND UPCOMING EVENTS. IF THERE IS ANY OTHER INFORMATION YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE, PLEASE LET US KNOW.

Our Environmental Justice Film Series Kicks Off on September 23rd!

Join us on September 23rd at 7 p.m. at the Skyview Drive-in in Carmichaels (film begins at 8). We’ll be showing Harlan County USA, followed by a 20-minute panel with our Executive Director Veronica Coptis, along with Lou Martin and Jessie Wilkerson, to discuss the films’ themes of labor justice, union organizing, and the role of womenLou is an associate professor at Chatham University who specializes in labor and working-class history in Appalachia, and is also on the board of the West Virginia Mine Wars MuseumJessie Wilkerson is an associate professor at West Virginia University who specializes in Appalachia, gender, labor, and working-class communities. She is the author of the book To Live Here, You Have to Fight: How Women Led Appalachia Movements for Social Justice.

Admission is FREE! This is our Facebook page for the film screening of Harlan County USA.

Please check our Facebook events page and website events page for more details on this bi-weekly film series!

Also: Please spread the word!

In Other News:

Do you have something on your mind that you would like to write a blog about? We’d love to share what y’all have to say! We are still taking submissions for our What’s on your mind? blogClick here for more details and to submit your blog.

During the time of COVID-19, we are holding our monthly meetings virtually. These meetings are for CCJ members and supporters (and prospective ones!) and are generally held on the last Tuesday of the month. Call or write for details, or check our events pages on our website or Facebook.

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We could not do this work without the continued support of our members and supporters. Please help us to continue our work to protect Ryerson and fight for environmental justice in southwestern Pennsylvania by making a donation to CCJ. Any gift made to the Center for Coalfield Justice is 100% tax-deductible.

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  • Lisa DePaoli

    Lisa (Coffield) DePaoli joined the CCJ staff as Outreach Coordinator in December 2018 and moved into the role of Communications Manager in 2020. She grew up in rural Washington County, has family in both Washington and Greene Counties, and has always loved animals and spending time outdoors. A first-generation and nontraditional college student, her deep interest in human beings and ecology led her to earn a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Pittsburgh in 2012. She has worked on research projects and taught at the university level in the U.S. and in field schools in Latin America. The knowledge and experience she gained increased her concern for environmental and social justice issues, which she believes are best addressed at the local level, or from the "bottom up." Lisa works to understand issues from the local to the global, seeks to make a positive difference, and loves to talk to people about what interests or concerns them. In her free time, she enjoys reading, spending time with her family, furkids, and friends, and walking in the woods with her dogs. Contact Lisa at lisa@coalfieldjustice.org.

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