Upcoming Event: Appalachian Center and Lincoln Theater Partner to Strengthen Surrounding Community


Provided by E&H Appalachian Center for Civic Life

This event, the first of a three-part series, will take place on Feb. 28 and aims to start conversations between students and residents in the surrounding community.

The “A Beginner’s Mind” event, the first of a three-part series hosted by C.H.A.T.S. (Connecting Humans and Telling Stories), kicks off on Feb. 28, 2022 at 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Theater in Marion, Virginia.

Led by a partnership between Emory & Henry College’s Appalachian Center for Civic Life and Marion’s Appalachian Community Connectors, this interactive event aims to bring together students, local organizations, and community leaders to participate in thoughtful discussions about building community. Raffle prizes will be given out at the conclusion of each event.

Bradley Hartsell, who works for the E&H Appalachian Center, and is an organizer of the event, says, “We’re so excited for this opportunity to bring all kinds of different folks together for interesting, trust-building conversations. When people talk about ‘knowing your neighbor’ and better understanding your community, we think our C.H.A.T.S. events embody that spirit.”

Following “A Beginner’s Mind,” two more events will be held to continue this discussion series. The second, held on March 28, will be “Challenging Assumptions,” and the third, held on April 18, will be “The Third-Chair Perspective.”

Masks will be required to be worn indoors until further notice.