In rivers and streams of Colombia’s El Chocó region, traditional artisanal panning for gold is being replaced by mechanized mining. This new practice represents a threat to traditional economic and social structures, as well as to Chocó’s rich rain forest environment. And there looms the even greater threat of large-scale mining by transnational corporations. Steve Cagan has been working and taking photographs in Colombia’s El Chocó since 2003.
Hosted by Paul George, Exec. Dir. (Ret.), Peninsula Peace and Justice Center
The Virtual Brown Bag Lunch Series is a new program by Peninsula Peace and Justice Center.