Mining Expert to speak in Ashland, Dec 5, 8 pm Bad River Convention Center, Dec 6, 7 pm Northland College
BOB KINCAID OF COAL RIVER MOUNTAIN WATCH TOURS NORTHERN WISCONSIN SPEAKING ABOUT APPALACHIA’S MODERN MINING EXPERIENCE
Mellen, Wisconsin, November 29, 2012. The Penokee Hills Education Project is proud to present Bob Kincaid, 9th-Generation Appalachian, son of a coal miner, and human rights activist, who will be talking about his community’s experience with modern mining on December 5 and 6. Living in the heart of Appalachia, Kincaid has first-hand experience with the health crisis due to modern mining in the mountains above his home. Instead of bringing prosperity, mountaintop removal mining has brought cancer deaths and birth defects to the people he loves.
Bob Kincaid will be speaking at the Bad River Convention Center in Odanah, Wisconsin at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 5, 2012. On Thursday, December 6, 2012, Northland College will be hosting a panel discussion on Modern Mining at 7:00 p.m. in the Alvord Theater, featuring Bob Kincaid, Jessica Koski, Keeweenaw Bay Indian Community Mining Specialist and Bad River Chairman Mike Wiggins, Jr. These events are free of charge and open to the public and the media.
The Mining Impact Coalition of Wisconsin, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization. Our mission is public education, networking, and grassroots organizing on the environmental, health, social, and economic issues of mining that disproportionately affect Native and rural populations. The Penokee Hills Education Project is an education and outreach project of the Mining Impact Coalition and is focused on issues related to the proposed development of iron mining in northern Wisconsin.