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 NestlÃ© 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.
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