Contextualizing Women’s Movements in the Appalachian South

Contextualizing Women’s Movements in the Appalachian South Jessica Wilkerson, University of Mississippi My research started with watching a movie. The women characters of the award-winning documentary film “Harlan County: USA” (1976) made indelible impressions on me. Mothers, daughters, and sisters of coal miners in Harlan County, Kentucky, organized in support of men who went on … Continue reading Contextualizing Women’s Movements in the Appalachian South

17 Days of Activism for the Empowerment of Rural Women and their Communities

The Rural Women's Studies Association and this Rural Women's Studies blog seek to highlight both research and activism related to rural women around the world.  This week, instead of our typical blog post, we have chosen to highlight an upcoming campaign that seeks to promote local activism around the globe to focus on empowering rural women … Continue reading 17 Days of Activism for the Empowerment of Rural Women and their Communities

In Our Own Words: Native Impressions

In Our Own Words: Native Impressions Lucy Ganje, Professor, Art/Graphic Design, University of North Dakota Kim Fink, Professor, Art/Printmaking, University of North Dakota Daniel Heyman, Professor, Painting/Printmaking, Rhode Island School of Design & Princeton University. Three artists combined oral history with social justice art to create the project, “In Our Own Words: Native Impressions.” The … Continue reading In Our Own Words: Native Impressions