Wednesday, October 3, 2007

MTR Awareness Festival

The MTR Awareness Festival was held in Athens, OH at the Ohio University Campus on the weekend of September 28th & 29th. It was organized by the Sierra Student Coalition.

Saturday was a beautiful day and the event was held outside.

The Aurora Lights' table.

Old time fiddle.

Julian Martin explained the destruction of MTR.

Old time ballads.

Elisa Young explained the necessity of alternative energy and the devastation of coal fired power plants.

Mike Morningstar played some good dancin' songs.

Jen Osha sang and spoke about the issues surrounding MTR.

Aurora Lights would like to thank the Appalachian Community Fund for the financial support to get us from Morgantown, WV to Athens, OH to record and participate in this event. We would also like to thank Becky, Cory, and all of the members of the Sierra Student Coalition at Ohio University. You guys did an awesome job putting this together!!!!

photos and text by Sam


Dr. O said...

Jen and Sam,

I enjoyed reading through your site and hearing some of the music that you have compiled during your work in Appalachia.

It would be great to organize a similar event at WVU and in Morgantown. I'm sure there would be lots of support for this one!

Keep up the good work!

Ann / Dr. O.

The Coalfield Kingsnake said...

Awesome! It looks like the event was pretty cool. I wish I could have been there.