Optimistic. Hilarious. Passionate. Fierce. These are just a few words Alliance members used to describe and memorialize Vickie Terry, a community leader and mountain protector who graciously shared her sunshine with so many of us. The picture above is during an […]
Join the Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards office in Wise, VA for an afternoon of telling and listening to stories about Wise County past and present. Followed by a discussion about storytelling, its history in Appalachia, and tips on telling our […]
Alliance member group The STAY Project is a youth-led consortium asking Appalachian youth what they want and need in order to stay and work in their home communities. They connect youth with the resources and skills they need to make […]
Calling all Alliance for Appalachia Leaders. . . the Coordinating Committee needs YOU! Each year, the Alliance Steering Committee nominates a five-person Coordinating Committee to lead our efforts throughout the year. We still have one spot open for 2018! This […]
Revitalizing Appalachia: A toolkit for clean-up and community development What’s it all about? The Alliance for Appalachia is a grassroots coalition of environmental and social justice organizations dedicated to supporting whole, healthy communities. The Alliance has initiated this toolkit to […]
We and other people in communities near mountaintop removal sites have long suspected that dust, chemicals, and contaminated water from the mines make them sick. Over two dozen studies confirmed these fears--that Appalachians are at higher risk of many diseases simply because of where they live. Mountaintop removal mining is a public health hazard.
The Alliance for Appalachia condemns white supremacy and all the organizations that support it both overtly and covertly. We mourn the many lives that are lost at the hands of white supremacist terrorism, and we vow to fight for the living.
We recognize that white supremacy is not simply a fringe movement of ignorant and unhinged individuals. Rather, it is an organized and funded movement with at least tacit support from President Trump and others who hold power at all levels of government. We also recognize that racism operates daily, ubiquitously, and anonymously.
We have been spending the last tumultuous month since the election making plans for what our work will look like in 2017. We know we’ll be busy doing the two things we do best — bringing people together and fighting […]
Friends, family, allies: On election day, our world changed. We too have been in denial, speechless, angry; and it’s taking time to process the past two weeks amidst a lot of unknowns. But one thing we know, and have always […]
These are challenging days. But we are ready for action, and to begin the work to rebuild our region’s economy. If you are looking to spread a little hope today, we encourage you to read this letter about the RECLAIM Act and […]