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Forum and Standout for World Water Day!

When: Thursday, March 22, 2018, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: encuentro 5 • 9A Hamilton Place • Boston

 

The Alliance for Water Justice in Palestine is marking World Water Day with 2 events:

 
'The Arc of Water Injustice from Palestine to Standing Rock:
A Forum on the Threat to Indigenous Water Resources'
 
Date: Thursday, March 22 at 6:30 pm
 
Place: Encuentro 5  (9 A Hamilton Place - off Tremont Street 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;
 
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.
 
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.
 
Co-sponsors (list in formation):
Boston Coalition for Palestinian Rights, Corporate Accountability, Dorchester People for Peace, Grassroots International, Jewish Voice for Peace Boston, Project Voice at AFSC, Suffolk University Students for Justice in Palestine, United for Justice with Peace
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