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Mount Holyoke College

Weissman Center for Leadership
and the Liberal Arts

Spring 2006

Un/Natural Intervention: Changed Lands and Transformed Lives

In January 2006, the nation turned its attention to the often buried world of coal mining when tragedy struck the Sago mines in Tallmansville, West Virginia. Un/Natural Intervention is a panel discussion that focuses on coal, the communities that it affects, and the land from which it comes. Our panelists include Barbara Freese, attorney and author of Coal: A Human History, Robin Webb, a former miner who now serves as a state legislator in Kentucky, and Hillary Hosta of Coal River Mountain Watch, a West Virginia-based environmental organization that is immersed in contemporary debates and grassroots efforts to illuminate the natural and unnatural environmental aspects of mining.

Join us for a conversation that honors the lives of the miners who died in the West Virginia Sago and Aracoma Alma mines in January 2006 and the hundreds of thousands of coal-workers around the world who die each year in mining-related accidents.


Event Details

Date: Thursday, February 23

Time: 7:30 PM

Speaker: Barbara Freese, Robin Webb, Hillary Hosta

Place: Art Building, Gamble Auditorium, Mount Holyoke College

Admission: Free and open to the public.


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