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Alliance for Water Justice in Palestine’s World Water Day

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On Monday, March 22 at 7 PM, there will be an online event – Water, Health and Human Rights: Marking World Water Day, from the U.S. to Palestine

The UN designated March 22 as World Water Day in 1993.

In the years since, various UN agencies have declared water to be a human right that “should be treated as a social & cultural good, and not primarily as an economic good.” The UN General Assembly formally recognized water as a human right in 2010.

These declarations have not stopped large corporations from turning water into a commodity to be bought and sold for a profit.  In Indigenous lands in the U.S. and around the globe water resources have been plundered and polluted, with devastating consequences for traditional ways of living and the environment. The ongoing seizure and diversion of water to drive Indigenous peoples from their land have been tools of colonial domination from the Americas to Palestine and beyond.

In the U.S. communities of color have disproportionately faced the poisoning of their water and environment.  In some American cities, water shutoffs for nonpayment of bills have forced people to leave their homes, paving the way for gentrification….READ MORE

This World Water Day event will feature:
Keynote:

  • Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI)
  • Monica Lewis-Patrick, We the People of Detroit
  • Mahtowin Munro, United American Indians of New England
  • Wayland ‘X’ Coleman, Deeper than Water
  • Jehad Abusalim, American Friends Service Committee
  • Nidal al-Azraq, 1for3.org

Co-sponsoring groups:
1for3.org, Adalah Justice Project, Alliance for a Secular and Democratic South Asia, American Friends of the Palestinian House of Friendship, American Friends Service Committee, BDS Boston, Black and Pink Massachusetts, Brooklyn For Peace, Cambridge/Bethlehem People-to-People Project, Cambridge United for Justice with Peace, Centre for Faith, Art & Justice, Dorchester People for Peace, Episcopal Peace Fellowship, Eyewitness Palestine, First Baptist Jamaica Plain, GreenRoots, Grassroots International, Human Rights Awareness: Palestine Israel/ MA 3rd Congressional District, Jewish Women for Justice in Israel/Palestine, JVP Action, JVP Boston, JVP New Haven, Massachusetts Peace Action, Middle East Children’s Alliance, Middle East Peace & Justice Coalition of Western Mass, Palestine Education Network, Palestine Foundation, Palestine Museum, Peace and Social Justice Committee of Friends Meeting at Cambridge, Peace Education Center of Greater Lansing, Rebuilding Alliance, Tree of Life Educational Fund, Tufts SJP, Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East – MA Chapter, United American Indians of New England, US Campaign for Palestinian Rights, Vermonters for Justice in Palestine, Virginia Coalition for Human Rights, Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice and the Environment, We the People of Detroit. 

REGISTER HERE

People can also register through the website,  where there is information about the speakers, the groups they represent and water justice issues. If you have any questions or need more information, contact waterjusticeinpalestine@gmail.com

The Zoom event will be LIVE ON  FACEBOOK.

Details

Date: March 22
Time:
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Cost: Free
Event Category:

Venue

Virtual Online

Organizer

Alliance for Water Justice in Palestine