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King Coal Screening & Appalachian Panel Discussion

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Thursday, February 01, 2024
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The award-winning film King Coal (2023) will be screening at Duke Divinity School on Thursday, February 1 in Westbrook 0016 at 7pm with a discussion panel of Appalachian coalfield liberation theologians to follow. Thriving Rural Communities is offering CEU credit for participation in this. Free pizza will be available at 6:30pm.

King Coal (2023) by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Elaine McMillion Sheldon is currently screening only in select theaters. This movie received a New York Times Critic's Pick and hosted a sold out show at West Virginia's State Cultural Center this summer.

The New York Times describes the film as "a coal miner's daughter turned filmmaker profiles a region's relationship with fossil fuel and presents a eulogy for a way of life." King Coal portrays the life and struggles of coal mining communities. It is a powerful message about justice and recovering people, land, and story in Appalachia.

Join the Facebook Group "From Below: An Immersive Coalfield Experience" to stay informed on what's happening in the southern WV coalfields and how you can be involved in coalfield justice ministry!

We welcome you to this event even if you haven't registered but please find CEU credit and other information in our registration link.

This opportunity was made possible by the generosity of the Ormond Center, the Center for Reconciliation, the Thriving Rural Communities Initiative, and Divinity Student Council. Thank you.

Contact: Caitlin Ware