Cross-posted from Appalachian Voices
Please join Appalachian Voices and Coal River Mountain Watch on Monday, September 19th, for the Blacksburg showing of The Last Mountain at the Lyric Theatre.
The film will be followed by a lively panel on mountaintop removal coal mining at the amazing Gillie’s Restaurant. The panel will be shared by Mike McCoy from Appalachian Voices, Kara Dodson (a local leader from the Student Environmental Coalition) and special guest Vernon Haltom from Coal River Mountain Watch based in West Virginia.
Appalachian Voices will be providing free food from Gillie’s during the panel, drinks can be purchased at the bar.
The Last Mountain movie, a Sundance Official Selection, is a powerful documentary that highlights the destruction that Massey Energy coal company has caused to the communities and mountains of Appalachia.
Massey Energy is responsible for the death of 29 coal miners at the Upper Big Branch mine in Montcoal, West Virginia last year- the largest U.S. coal mining disaster in over 40 years.
6:30pm: Free popcorn and a special deal on Appalachian Voices memberships at the Lyric Theatre. 135 College Ave, Blacksburg, Va.
7:00pm: Showing of The Last Mountain (Lyric Theatre)
8:45pm: Panel with Vernon Haltom of Coal River Mountain Watch and Appalachian Voices’ staff starts promptly at the awesome Gillie’s Restaurant where drinks can be bought at the bar and we will have free Gillie’s food! Gillie’s is just a few doors down from the theatre on the same street.
Please call the office at 828.262.1500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
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Last Mountain Invite – Blacksburg