Charles “Boomer” Winfrey and Maureen O’Connell consider what set the Student Health Coalition (SHC) apart from other community development efforts in the Appalachian region of East Tennessee. Boomer focuses on the Coalition’s and Save Our Cumberland Mountains’ (SOCM’s) value of community empowerment (by way of such activities like education and legislation). Maureen emphasizes the mutual respect between SHC participants and community members as pivotal to building trust and facilitating sustainable relationships.
Recorded on May 20, 2013.
Full footage of interview with Maureen O’Connell and Charles “Boomer” Winfrey.