Friends in High Places: How An Environmental NGO Amplified One Town’s Struggle Against Mining

Friday, October 27
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Room 142, 1155 E. 60th St. Chicago, IL 60637

Global Voices Programs

Join us as International House proudly sponsors The Committee on Environment, Geography, and Urbanization (CEGU) presentation of a conversation with Megan Black and Elizabeth Chatterjee on how Friends of the Earth helped transform the small Colorado town of Crested Butte into a household name. They will cover Friends of the Earth’s support for Crested Butte’s fight against the multinational mining firm AMAX in the 1970s as well as its neglect of other communities that, unlike this town, were not inhabited by predominantly white, nature-loving elites.

Ultimately, the possibilities and limitations of multi-scalar activism will be called into question as we consider expanding environmental protections globally.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

This event is co-sponsored by International House and The Committee on Environment, Geography, and Urbanization (CEGU).

Persons with disabilities who may need assistance should contact International House in advance of the program at (773) 753-2274 or

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