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Out in the South

Second Out in the South : Central Appalachia gathering series kickoff in Whitesburg, KY a success!!

Thanks to all who helped make this happen, including donors, participants, Appalshop, Whitesburg Safe Space and Doghead Dough! 

Our Appalachian LGBTQ+ communities need a place to get together, be visible, raise our voices, speak our truth and organize. You can be a part of creating that powerful place. Please give now to hold Regional Gatherings for Appalachian LGBTQ+ people in Fall 2018 with ACF’s Out in the South: Central Appalachia Project!

Thank you to Olivia Lowery for photos from EKY gathering! 

Save the date for our next gathering in Beckley, WV October 13th! 
Save the Date! Grassroots Gathering

September 28-30, 2018
Airfield Conference Center, Wakefield, VA
West Virginia

Young West Virginia 2018 Power Building Conference 
Are you 15-25 years old?
Want West Virginia to be the ideal place to live, go to school and work?
$250 mini grants for individual and group projects - a session on grant writing and developing a project from the ground up
  • Policy development - how to take your passion and ideas to the legislature this year and make change!
  • Strategy Session on Bold Fights This Year - Vote NO on Amendment 1, Debt Free/Tuition Free Higher Ed, Legalize Marijuana in WV, Fighting the School to Prison Pipeline, Gun Safety and Campus Safety - talk to experts, peers and policy makers!
  • How to mobilize voters for the 2018 Elections - How we will remember in November
  • Generation WV professional networking session - "Why WV!"
  • Direct action at the Capital - September 16th - Young WV will head to the State Capital to stand for living wages and health insurance!
  • Women, LGBTQ+ and Black Student Caucuses - safe spaces to discuss experiences and plans to fight for justice on all fronts!

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 Fall Events at 

Pine Mountain Settlement School 

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MACED is partnering with East Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program (EKCEP) to create some great opportunities for displaced coal industry workers who want to start a new career in the energy economy. Other candidates may also be qualified as determined by EKCEP. These New Energy Internships pay well and are designed to lead either to full employment or the opportunity to start a new business in the new energy economy.
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Alternate Roots

Artistic Assistance Project Development
Applications Are Now Available

Alternate ROOTS is pleased to launch the fall round of our Artistic Assistance Program. Through this program, ROOTS gives direct support to individual artists and cultural workers in the South to enhance their skills, create unique projects, and build community.

In 2018, we offered an Artistic Assistance Professional Development round in the spring and Artistic Assistance Project Development is this fall. Applications for Artistic Assistance Project Development are due September 11, 2018 at 5pm EST. For more detailed information about the program, including full eligibility guidelines, and to access the application forms, click here.

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"Changing the Course of Health in Tennessee:

New Strategies for Access to Affordable Health Care for ALL Tennessee"

I hope you'll join us for this year for Tennessee Health Care Campaign's annual conference.

Wendell Potter, author of Deadly Spin, founder of, and Affordable Care Act expert is our keynote speaker. We also have a great line up of panel speakers to talk on issues of Medicaid, Rural Hospitals, Work Requirements, and more.

Please register soon via our registration page or call Susan Veale at 615-227-7500.


Clare Sullivan

P.S. My son did the graphic for the conference - I hope you like it! (Click for flyer)

Tennessee Health Care Campaign

1321 Murfreesboro Pike, Ste. 311, Nashville, TN 37217


Please mark your calendars now!

September 14, 2018

The purpose of this conference is to train and educate our campus and community in the prevention, response, advocacy, and treatment for sexual assault victims. The conference is an initial effort to eliminate misconceptions and to begin to create an environment that will better take care of victims/survivors. Join Law Enforcement, Nurses, Counselors, Rape Crisis Helpers, Community Members, Students, and Anyone Interested in Cultural Change
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Knoxville Brewers' Jam
Do you have ideas about how we can make this year's Brewer' Jam even better? Do you
have a fondness for being on committees and drinking good beer? If so, we need you for
the Knoxville Brewers' Jam Committee!

Starting in June, the committee will meet twice a month (days and times TBD) to help with planning, marketing and event coordination leading up to the event on October 6, 2018. If you are interested in helping plan the 2018 Knoxville Brewers' Jam, please contact Leah Arneson by clicking the link below
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Regional News
The Appalachian Funder's Network's Strengthening Community Capacity Working Group needs your help to collect info on nonprofit leadership programs in Appalachia. If your org runs one, please complete the survey! 
Opportunities In Central Appalachia

theatriQ is a performing arts group of queer, trans, and allied youth (ages 13-21) in the Pittsburgh region. Every year the ensemble creates and performs original theater, visual art, and music exploring LGBTQA+ themes. We are excited to work with writers, performers, visual artists, musicians, activists, organizers, and leaders!

There is no cost to join, bus tickets are available, we have food at every event, and all participants are paid for performances. Space is limited. Send your application asap! Questions? Contact Ali Hoefnagel.

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Applications are due by Wednesday, September 12, 2018.

Audition Slot Details
Dates: Wednesday, September 19 or Thursday, September 20, 2018
Times: 12:00p-2:00p or 6:00p-8:00p
Where: Glitterbox Theatre, 460 Melwood Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15213


New Opportunities to Volunteer with TIRRC This Year!

Do you want to get more involved with the immigrant and refugee community?
Volunteer with TIRRC! We’re excited to launch our new volunteer program.
We have many upcoming volunteer activities, including helping out at our legal workshops, English classes, and events!
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