In New Mexico and across America, communities of color bear the brunt of contamination from generations of expansion, mining, nuclear testing, and illegal dumping. Author Valerie Rangel presents stories of strife and struggle in the war to protect the integrity of natural systems, rights to religious freedom, and the continuation of traditional customs.
- Author: Valerie Rangel
- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: The History Press (February 4, 2019)
- ISBN-10: 146714133X
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
Valerie Rangel earned a master's degree in community regional planning with an emphasis in environmental and natural resource management, indigenous planning, and public health. Her education involved environmental science, Southwest history, Native American studies, and cultural anthropology.
Having taught college science courses, she presently works as an environmental planning and public health assessment consultant and community program manager for the state's community nonprofit foundation and volunteers as a river steward and social justice activist.