Mountaintop preservation advocates to speak at Fairfield University


Image: Mountain topTwo environmental activists, Elise Keaton and Paul Corbit Brown, will present "What's Wrong with Mountaintop Removal?" at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at Fairfield University. Their talk, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Aloysius P. Kelley, S.J. Presentation Room.

The event is sponsored by Fairfield University's History Department and the Humanities Institute of the College of Arts and Sciences, and co-sponsored by the Politics Department, and the programs in Black Studies and Environmental Studies, Ignatian Residential College and Service for Justice Residential College.

Keaton is an attorney who grew up in Raleigh County, West Virginia, and is now the fundraising director for Keeper of the Mountains. Brown is a solar electrician, professional photographer, and mountaintop removal activist who is installing solar panels on Kayford Mountain for the foundation. Their focus is on the community, health, and environmental damage being done to the Appalachian region by the practice of mountaintop removal and their talk will also touch on the politics of energy in 2013 and social and economic justice issues. 

For more information, contact Cecelia Bucki, Ph.D., professor of history, at cbucki@fairfield.edu.

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Media Contact: Meredith Guinness, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2950, mguinness@fairfield.edu

Posted on March 5, 2013

Vol. 45, No. 207