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American Roundtable: "Labor, Landscapes, and Legacies," River Valley, Maine
In the early twentieth century, Rumford, Mexico, and the other communities of Maine’s River Valley rapidly grew around a massive paper mill. Today, this mill’s future is uncertain, and its legacies of extraction, toxicity, and labor strife continue to shape the region’s environment, health, and social fabric. How can a town, long defined by a single industry, confront its past? How might it imagine and construct a future centered on a new identity?

Join editors Aaron Cayer and Kerri Arsenault, as they share findings and highlights from their American Roundtable report, “Labor, Landscapes, and Legacies.” Their informal presentation will be followed by discussion on some of the report’s key ideas and provocations with American Roundtable Project Director Nicholas Anderson and League Executive Director Rosalie Genevro, as well as some of the report contributors. Read the full Labor, Landscapes, and Legacies report on Maine’s River Valley, which includes contributions by Arsenault and Cayer, as well as Nina Elder, John Freeman, Elizabeth Kaney, Tom Leytham, Steve Norton & N.B.Aldrich.

Mar 5, 2021 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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