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World Water Day Events in Boston - Stand-Out and Forum

  • encuentro 5 9A Hamilton Place Boston, MA, 02108 United States (map)

World Water Day is fast approaching.  The Alliance for Water Justice in Palestine is marking the occasion with 2 events:

1. 'The Arc of Water Injustice from Palestine to Standing Rock: A Forum on the Threat to Indigenous Water Resources'
2.
The forum will be preceded by a Stand Out for Water Justice at Downtown Crossing from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  Your signs and water issues are welcome.

Place:    encuentro 5  (9A Hamilton Place - near the Orpheum Theater across from Park Street Station)
Speakers:
Nidal al Azraq
A Palestinian refugee from the Aida Refugee camp who is now Executive Director of 1for3.org, a US-based organization focused on water, health and environmental work in West Bank refugee camps;
Chung-Wha Hong
The Executive Director of Grassroots International which partners with communities building power to protect their rights to land, food and water;
Dorotea Manuela
Coordinator of the Color of Water Project (Boston)
Mahtowin Munro
Co-leader of United American Indians of New England (UAINE) and the lead organizer for Indigenous Peoples Day Massachusetts;
Mark Kenneth Tilsen
An Ogala Lakota poet and educator from Porcupine, South Dakota who served as a non-violent direct action trainer and police liaison at Standing Rock.

Co-sponsors:
Boston Coalition for Palestinian Rights, Color of Water Project, Corporate Accountability, Dorchester People for Peace, Grassroots International, GreenRoots, Harvard Law School Justice for Palestine, Jewish Voice for Peace Boston, Project Voice at AFSC, Suffolk University Students for Justice in Palestine, United for Justice with Peace.