April 26th, 2012 at 7:00pm
This workshop will combine slide presentation, performance and communal singing to tell the story of the Southern West Virginia Coal Wars. April marks the centennial anniversary of the Paint-Creek/Cabin-Creek Wars (1912-1913), an integral part of Appalachia's labor history, and a precursor to the 1921 March and Battle of Blair Mountain, during which nearly 15,000 people rebelled against their corporate-owned government.
Come learn about the West Virginia mine wars in an interactive setting and learn about the current fight to end mountain-top removal mining on Blair Mountain. Saro, co-founder of the Blair Pathways Project will use songs from this era to lead the audience through the history of these coal wars.
Firestorm Cafe & Books is located in the heart of Asheville, across the street from the downtown post office.
Bike racks can be found on Coxe Avenue across the street and one block to the south.
City buses stop at the Transit Center on Coxe Avenue between 6:30am and 10pm (Mon-Fri) or 8am and 10pm (Sat).
Street and deck parking are available nearby for our friends with internal combustion engines.
Firestorm Cafe & Books
48 Commerce Street
Asheville, NC 28801