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#LaborTalks: Ecology, Community, Prosperity – a Conversation with Eliza Griswold

February 28 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

What is the price of fracking? In the Appalachian town of Amity, PA, a Texas-based energy company struck deals with residents to frack the Marcellus shale that underlies their properties. Not long after the drill sites were built, farm animals and pets began to die, and children fell ill. As Eliza Griswold documents in her book Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America, a group of town residents united to investigate and seek redress, commencing a long struggle against not only the frackers, but also the state and federal agencies with which the energy company colludes.

In #LaborTalks: Ecology, Community, Prosperity – a Conversation with Eliza Griswold, poet, translator, and journalist Eliza Griswold will join Brooklyn Institute for Social Research faculty Ajay Singh Chaudhary for wide-ranging conversation about fracking (what it is and what it does), energy politics, corporate and regulatory collusion, resistance, and the economics of ecological sustainability.

Thursday, February 28, 2019
6:30–8:30PM
The Workmen’s Circle Headquarters, NYC
Free
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#LaborTalks is an ongoing series co-presented by The Workmen’s CircleThe Sidney Hillman FoundationUnion Communication ServicesDissent Magazine, the Jewish Labor Committee, the DSA Jewish Solidarity Caucus, and The Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

 

 

 

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February 28
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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The Workmen’s Circle
247 37th St. 5th Floor
New York, NY