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The Winter 2021 cover of the magazine features illustration by Sawsan Chalabi. 3 individuals are beaming lights at each other from where their faces would be. There are three birds and some clouds in the background.

Winter 2021

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The Winter 2021 issue takes up where Getting Real ‘20 left off, when, in the midst of a firestorm of a year, a global assembly of attendees addressed head-on the issues and themes that had been driving the community. 

IDA-Supported Doc of the Week

Early 20th century West Virginian miners sit on mine carts outside of a wooden house.
Directed by
Lucas Sabean, Peter Hutchison

April 20th marks the Anniversary of the Ludlow Massacre. In this week's Doc of the Week we look at the suffering and devastation brought on by the coal industry and its decline in West Virginia. This film is a cautionary tale on unfettered corporate power, and an elegy to a vanishing Appalachia.