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November 20, 2012
Stephen L. Fisher is professor emeritus at Emory & Henry College, where he founded and directed the Appalachian Center for Community Service. He taught for 35 years at Emory & Henry College where he helped create an Appalachian Studies minor, the Appalachian Center for Community Service, and an interdisciplinary service-learning major. He was the 1999 Carnegie Foundation Outstanding Baccalaureate College Professor of the Year and has won a number of other teaching-related awards. He has been active in a number of Appalachian resistance efforts including the land study, Appalachian Alliance, and the Pittston strike and has worked to build links between the academic community and activists in the region. He recently served on the board of the Highlander Center, is an active member of the Appalachian Peace Education Center and the Virginia Organizing Project, and served on his county's Planning Commission from 2000-2012.
Barbara Ellen Smith is professor of sociology and of women's and gender studies at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She came to Virginia Tech in the fall 2005 as Director of Women's Studies and Professor in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies. For the past thirty years, she has been an activist-scholar in Appalachia and the U.S. South. She is the author of three books and numerous articles. Her primary areas of research include gender, labor and globalization; race, citizenship and immigration; and movements for social justice in the U.S. South. Recent community activities include service on the boards of the Mid-South Interfaith Network for Economic Justice and the Highlander Research and Education Center, where she served as board chair (1998-2002).
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