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Newsletter SALS July 26, 2009
SALS Journal, Spring-Summer, 2009
The flags will wave again to celebrate another year of good works here at SALS. On Saturday June 13, 2009 at the SALS community center in Beards Fork, we will host our 18th annual solidarity Festival. More
Newsletter SALS October 12, 2008
SALS Journal, Fall-Winter, 2008
The Southern Appalachian Labor School celebrated its annual “Make-A-Difference-Day” on Saturday, October 25th. We hosted several projects, but unfortunately some didn’t get completed due to the weather! More
Newsletter SALS May 23, 2008
SALS Journal, Spring-Summer, 2008
The flags will wave again to celebrate another year of good works here at SALS. On Saturday June 14, 2008 at the SALS community center in Beards Fork, we will host our 17th annual solidarity Festival. This year promises to be one of our best ever. More
Press SALS January 22, 2008
“Living the Dream” Award
Dr. John P. David, Professor and Chair of the Department of Social Sciences/ Public Administration at WVU-Tech and Director of the Southern Appalachian Labor School has been awarded the “Living the Dream” Human and Civil Rights Award by the Martin Luther King, Jr. West Virginia Holiday Commission. More
Issues: Community serviceSocial justice
Newsletter SALS December 6, 2007
SALS Journal, Fall-Winter, 2007
SALS held its annual “Make A Difference Day” on Saturday, October 27. Make A Difference Day is celebrated every year on the fourth Saturday of October. Organizations all over the United States participate on this day. It’s the nation’s largest day of volunteering and volunteers participate by helping in their communities, churches, or schools. More
Blog SALS December 6, 2007
Craft Factory Brochure
All crafts in this brochure are constructed by AmeriCorps, WIA, DOL, and YouthBuild members by using recycled materials from SALS Housing jobsites. More
Issues: AmeriCorpsCommunity serviceYouthBuild
Newsletter SALS April 24, 2007
SALS Journal, Spring, 2007
On June 2, SALS’ Solidarity Festival will celebrate 30 years of service in Fayette and adjacent counties. This year’s festival marks a landmark year and a major accomplishment for the organization. The festival will take place at the SALS Community Center and grounds at Beards Fork. More
Newsletter SALS December 22, 2006
SALS Journal, Winter, 2006-2007
On June 27th two documentaries on the Buffalo Creek Disaster were screened and discussed at SALS Community Center. Appalshop Filmmaker Mimi Pickering presented her awarding-winning films, THE BUFFALO CREEK FLOOD: AN ACT OF MAN and BUFFALO CREEK REVISITED. More
Press SALS June 15, 2006
Two BUFFALO CREEK FLOOD Films to Screen at SALS Community Center in Beards Fork
On the evening of Tuesday June 27th at 6:30 PM, two documentaries on the Buffalo Creek Disaster will be screened and discussed at the Southern Appalachian Labor Schools’ (SALS) Community Center in Beards Fork, Fayette Co. More
Issues: Mountaintop removal
Newsletter SALS May 3, 2006
SALS Journal, May, 2006
On Saturday, May 13th SALS will celebrate another successful year with our annual Workers’ Solidarity Cultural Festival. We anticipate a wonderful day of entertainment and coming together of friends and supporters, new and old More
Newsletter SALS December 9, 2005
SALS Journal, Fall-Winter, 2005-2006
In October, Governor Manchin issued a proclamation to officially “kick off” a brand new organization dedicated to help fund progressive nonprofit groups in our state - Community Shares of West Virginia (CSWV). This capitol press conference was the cumulation of several years of collaboration by the founding member organizations including SALS. More
Newsletter SALS August 25, 2005
SALS Journal, Spring-Summer, 2005
SALS 15th annual Workers’ Solidarity Cultural Festival on May 21st was a big success. Folks came from around the region to our community center in Beards Fork on this pristine Spring day full of sunshine and had a great time watching the performers, visiting with old friends and making new ones. More
Blog SALS August 25, 2005
Collaborations for Change: Who’s Playing and Who’s Winning in Community-Based Organization Led Development in Rural Appalachia
My involvement with this research began in 1996 as an assistant professor of sociology at West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WVUIT). There I worked with the Southern Appalachian Labor School (SALS) attending board meetings, evaluating programs, and conducting research. More
Issues: Community serviceEconomySocial justice
Newsletter SALS December 12, 2004
SALS Journal, Fall-Winter, 2004-2005
This year has been a great year for volunteers here at SALS. The summer months were full of energy and the building of new relationships. Wave after wave of volunteers passed through our community. Each new group of volunteers brought something unique to our endeavor to build a better community. We appreciated their spirit of volunteerism and marveled at their commitment to our project. We met people from all over the world and of all ages. More
Newsletter SALS May 6, 2004
SALS Journal, Spring, 2004
Everyone is invited to the Fourteenth Annual Workers’ Solidarity Cultural Festival at 1 PM, Saturday, May 22. This year we will be highlighting folksinger Anne Feeney, cultural artist Jude Binder, Shayar and Krooshal Force, the SALS Harpists, and several other performers to be announced. More
Newsletter SALS December 16, 2003
SALS Journal, Fall-Winter, 2003-2004
U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) opened UHCAN’s 11th national conference with a hopeful and energetic call to grassroots activists to make sure that Congress and state legislatures around the country “hear your voices loudly and clearly” so as to drown out the “naysayers and keepers of the status quo” who say health care for all cannot happen. More
Newsletter SALS May 5, 2003
SALS Journal, May, 2003
The Southern Appalachian Labor School has received a grant of $2,150 from the Crandall, Pyles, Haviland & Turner Foundation, Inc., to assist coal miners and widows with federal black lung claims. More
Newsletter SALS January 18, 2003
SALS Journal, Winter, 2003
Nicholas County Community Action Council is now sending area workers to SALS for flood relief efforts under a program called DREAP (Disaster Relief Emergency Assistance Program). SALS currently has thirty-three workers for twenty-six weeks to help assist families that were affected by the flood. More
Newsletter SALS December 7, 2002
SALS Journal, December, 2002
SALS celebrated its 25th anniversary with a big bash in May. The event was held at the SALS Community Building in Beards Fork. Food and live entertainment delighted the crowd of about 150. More
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