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Helen Matthews Lewis: Living Social Justice in Appalachia
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EDT)
Helen Matthews Lewis changed society’s perception of Appalachia in many ways by building bridges locally and globally among students, academics, cultural workers, coal miners and activists. By being the living embodiment of her mantra “living social justice,” she linked scholarship with activism and encouraged deeper analysis of the region.
Helen Matthews Lewis: Living Social Justice is a collection of Lewis’ writing and memories. Documenting her life and work, editor Judith Jennings, along with Patricia Beaver, highlight Lewis’ extensive achievements, ringing us the story of one woman’s quest for activism and social justice.
Judith Jennings is the executive director of the Kentucky Foundation for Women. She is the author of Gender, Religion, and Radicalism in the Long Eighteenth Century: The “Ingenious Quaker” and Her Connections.
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The Filson Historical Society
The Filson has been collecting, preserving, and telling the significant stories of Kentucky and Ohio Valley history and culture since 1884.