Past Event

Water Activism: Detroit, Flint, and the Great Lakes

February 27, 2020
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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Katharina Otto-Bernstein Screening Room; Lenfest Center for the Arts; 615 W 129th St; New York, NY 10027

Environmental lawyer Jim Olson, Founder and President of the Traverse City-based FLOW (For Love of Water), argued and won the case Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation v Nestlé Waters North America Inc. This case curbed the mining and pumping of local spring waters for bottled-water usage. He is joined in conversation with medical anthropologist 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. Moderated by Catherine Fennell, Department of Anthropology.

Co-presented by Columbia School of Social Work; Department of Anthropology; Mailman School of Public Health; Sabin Center for Climate Change Law; and the School of the Arts.