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BLAC Releases New Report on Black Storytelling & Policymaking in Appalachia
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BLAC Releases New Report on Black Storytelling & Policymaking in Appalachia

In the fall of 2021, BLAC and the Ohio River Valley Institute(ORVI) hosted a series of virtual listening sessions to hear from Black Appalachians. The five sessions were part of the national conversation around infrastructure policy but the subjects weren’t limited to infrastructure. Black Appalachians shared stories about their past and present and thoughts about...

FROM INVISIBLE TO VISIBLE: BLAC TO HOST FIRST POLICY SUMMIT
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FROM INVISIBLE TO VISIBLE: BLAC TO HOST FIRST POLICY SUMMIT

This week, the Black Appalachian Coalition (BLAC) announced the upcoming dates for its first policy summit occurring July 22-24, 2022. The inaugural event, being held virtually, will center around the core theme of Black storytelling as a precondition for policymaking. The multi-day regional summit seeks to amplify Black voices and influence effective, community-centered policies. Click...