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Community Issues Forum
April 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Appalachian Cincinnati Update:
An Presentation by Urban Appalachian Scholar Michael E. Maloney
Beginning in the 1940s, Cincinnati became the destination for many people migrating from rural Appalachia, and it continues to remain home for a large Appalachian population. How is this community faring today? At this Forum, Michael E. Maloney, a longtime urban Appalachian leader and scholar and one of the founders of the Appalachian Community Coalition, provides an update.
As a veteran organizer, Michael Maloney has experienced the difficulties of getting local government and other institutions to recognize both the strengths and problems of Cincinnati’s Appalachian community. For instance, the poverty rate of African-Americans receives a lot of attention, but Maloney points to 8,000 poor Appalachian families living in Cincinnati. The recent popularity of the book Hillbilly Elegy also reinforces certain stereotypes about Appalachian culture. Maloney deals with these issues and more. As usual, time will be set aside for questions and comments from the audience.
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