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Community Organizing for the Environment: Lessons from History

  • North Berrien Historical Museum 300 Coloma Ave Kalamazoo, MI 49038 United States (map)

From the conservation movement which established state and national parks in the early part of the 20th century to the federal legislation of the seventies, the environmental movement has had a significant impact on everyone living in the United States for more than one hundred years.

Dr. David Benac, associate professor of history at Western Michigan University, has done extensive research on the American environmental movement as well as the history and heritage of the timber industry in culture and landscape. His research investigates how individuals and communities develop cultural ties to environments (built, natural, and landscape) and how these connections emerge in grassroots activism. On Tuesday, September 17 at 7:00 p.m., Dr. Benac will visit the North Berrien Historical Museum to detail substantial moments in environmental activism including one episode of national significance which came out of Berrien County.

No RSVP is required for this free event. Please contact with any questions.