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In the Field: Visiting Community Leader Francia Márquez in Colombia

This is a post by Goldman Environmental Prize Program Officer Ryan Mack, who documents his visit to Cali, Colombia, to meet with 2018 Prize winner Francia Márquez. A formidable leader of the Afro-Colombian community, Márquez organized the women of La Toma and stopped illegal gold mining on their ancestral land.

People are a whirl in a darkly-lit room. Camera in hand, I try to capture the moment in the dim light: colorfully dressed residents of La Toma dance to... Read Blog Post