Events

Rooted in the Mountains: Valuing our Common Ground

October 4th, 2012
Scope of the Conference:
Rooted in the Mountains: Valuing our Common Ground

3rd Annual Symposium Integrating Indigenous Science, Health and Environment
October 4-5, 2012
A. K. Hinds University Center Grand Room
Western Carolina University

Rooted in the Mountains is designed to raise awareness of health and environmental consequences of mountaintop removal. Participants will go away with a new sense of urgency and tools to use in valuing our common ground. During this symposium, speakers will discuss the issues important to those who value mountain land.

On Thursday, October 4, participants will see the film Gasland and have a facilitated discussion about the current state of mountain top removal. Thursday's agenda also includes keynote speaker Katsi Cook, who will share information from a native people's perspective, as well as Mountain Music Night, a concert that will feature Sheila Kay Adams, Where's Mike Jones?, and The Downhome Divas.

On Friday, October 5, keynote speaker Mary Berry Smith will speak about our connection to the land. Ms. Smith continues the work of her father, Wendell Berry.

Early registration is $75.00 when registering before September 14. If registering after September 14, the cost is $125.00.

Register online now<https://wcupg.wcu.edu/C20252_ustores/web/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=1&SINGLESTORE=true> or download the registration form<http://www.wcu.edu/2012_Rooted_in_Mtns_Registration_form.pdf> and submit it to Educational Outreach.