Appalachian Studies summit offers free community day April 7

Scholars, service providers and advocates from the entire Appalachian region will converge on Cincinnati for the Appalachian Studies Association Convention April 5-8, including a free Community Day April 7. Participants will network on vital issues including education, economic development, and the environment.

The 41st Annual Appalachian Studies Association conference brings together over 1,000 people on the forefront of research and service to share best practices and forge partnerships.  Bishop Breidenthal has made the Diocese of Southern Ohio a major sponsor! The Conference and especially the Community Day will catalyze  results-oriented dialogue about the issues that most directly affect residents of both the Appalachian region and the greater Cincinnati area, and to celebrate the many diverse heritages of Appalachian peoples in greater Cincinnati and the region. This Community Day, free to residents of Hamilton, Brown, Butler, Clermont and Warren Counties in Ohio (as well as Northern Kentucky and southeastern Indiana) will include mini-plenaries in the morning (8:30 a.m.) and afternoon (4:30 p.m.) and sessions throughout the day which will address common challenges and uncommon solutions to issues, led by those actively engaged in the community. Pre-registration by March 26 is required. You can also reserve lunch for $10 (prepaid by March 26). Information and links to registration is at