Appalachia: Listening with Our Hearts

This collection of reflections from the Poverty Initiative focuses on issues of poverty, gender and race in Appalachia and beyond. Traveling with the Poverty Initiative in West Virginia, Ohio, and Tennessee in January 2007, fifty participants from meet with leaders of organizations of impoverished people working to overcome the economic injustice of our society—those engaged in “the plight and the fight.” This collection of fifty-five essays and over one hundred photographs responds to those experiences. Participants included faculty and students from Union Theological Seminary and Columbia University School of Social Work, members of the Poverty Scholars Program and Media Mobilizing Project. To order Appalachia: Listening with Our Hearts, download our order form, which can be mailed or returned electronically to