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Columbia: To Co-Host Talk on Water Activism – Detroit, Flint, and the Great Lakes | Thursday, February 27

Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health is co-hosting an event titled: “Water Activism: Detroit, Flint, and the Great Lakes,” on Thursday, February 27. The talk will feature Environmental lawyer Mr. Jim Olson, founder and president of the Traverse City-based FLOW (For Love of Water). He is joined in conversation with medical anthropologist Dr. Nadia Gaber, a member of We The People of Detroit Community Research Collective, and an advocate for access to clean water as a human right. The moderator is Dr. Catherine Fennell in the Department of Anthropology at Columbia.

Mr. Olson argued and won the case Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation versus Nestlé Waters North America Inc. This case curbed the mining and pumping of local spring waters for bottled-water usage.

The event is co-presented by Columbia School of Social Work; Department of Anthropology, Columbia University; and the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law.

This event is open to the public.

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February 27 | 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern
Lenfest Center for the Arts
615 W. 129 Street, New York City
Katharina Otto-Bernstein Screening Room