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CANCELLED- "Mixed Mesophytic Nation: Pathways to Citizenship" Panel at the Appalachian Studies Association Conference

Gatton Student Center, Worsham Cinema


Appalachian Studies Association Conference Plenary 1, Mixed Mesophytic Nation: Pathways to Citizenship


Friday, March 13, 2020, 11:30am-12:45pm in the Gatton Student Center Worsham Cinema. The session focuses on forest commoning in four historically and politically distinct situations: Appalachian settler commoning in relation to public lands, Appalachian settler commoning in the coalfields, Afrolachian commoning in the coalfields, and Cherokee participation in management of public forests. The panel makes connections between associated spiritual and cultural values and political implications for stewarding the Mother Forest.

Panelists include: Ruby Daniels, Incubator Farmer, Sprouting Farms; Tommy Cabe, Forest Resource Specialist, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; & Mary Hufford, Associate Director, Livelihoods Knowledge Exchange Network, moderated by Kathryn Newfont, UK Associate Professor of History

This event is a part of the Appalachian Studies Association Conference and is a sponsored by the Year of Equity