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50 Years of the War on Poverty: Young Volunteers in Appalachia

 

 

Hosted by the University of Kentucky Appalachian Center University of Kentucky Centrer Theatre December 4th, 2013

This panel of historians and representatives of federal volunteer programs discuss 50 years of US War on Poverty investments in social change in Appalachia through youth service programs, from the Appalachian Volunteers in the 1069s to current Teach for America and VISTA volunteers.

 

 

Panel to Reflect on Youth Volunteer Programs in Appalachia

Youth volunteer programs in the "War on Poverty" will be examined at a panel discussion sponsored by the University of Kentucky Appalachian Center.

Reflecting Critically on 50 Yeas of the War on Poverty: Young Volunteers in Appalachia

This panel of historians and representatives of federal volunteer programs will discuss 50 years of US War on Poverty investments in social change in Appalachia throuh youth service programs, from the Appalachian Volunteers in the 1960s, to current Teach for America and VISTA volunteers. Panelists will provide an overview of the larger policy context, experiences as volunteers, community critiques, and the effects of the recent federal sequestration.

                                                                 Reflecting Critically on 50 Years of the War on Poverty: Young Volunteers in Appalachia

Date: 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Location: 
Student Center, Center Theater
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