Author: Laura Harbert Allen

A view of the stage during the Moral March on Washington D.C. The event was sponsored by the Poor People’s Campaign and featured a range of organizations, including mainline Protestant denominations, Labor Unions, and several activist groups representing LGBTQ rights, Black Lives Matter, and even medical professionals advocating for Medicare for All. Photo: Laura Harbert Allen/100 Days in Appalachia

Power and Faith: These Two Religious Coalitions Can Teach Us A Lot about American Politics Today

“In America, we don’t worship government, we worship God.” Former Pres. Donald Trump focused on cementing his relationship with the Christian right in his June keynote address to the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s national conference. “We know that families and churches – not government officials – know how to create […]

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Robert Mitchell has taught in the Pittsburgh public school system for 26 years, but COVID has drastically changed what his school day looks like. Instead of being in the classroom with his students, Mitchell has created a digital workspace in his home where he teaches his middle school students Spanish. Photo: Justin Hayhurst/100 Days in Appalachia

In the Union Strongholds of Central Appalachia, Labor Struggles for Health Benefits Echo in Teacher Vaccination Efforts

Robert Mitchell gets up while it’s still dark. Since the pandemic began last March, Mitchell, who has taught in the Pittsburgh city school system for 26 years, rises early to make sure his digital classroom is set up for the day.  Between lesson planning – which includes some off-screen Spanish […]

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