Michigan Tech’s celebration of World Water Day continues Monday afternoon with their keynote speaker.
The theme of this year’s event is Leaving No One Behind—Human Rights Near & Far.
Co-Founder, President, & CEO of We the People of Detroit Monica Lewis-Park will give a presentation called “Mapping the Water Crisis of Unaffordability” at the Memorial Union Ballroom at 4:00pm.
The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community will provide the opening and the Woodland Singers will present “A Welcome to Traditional Homelands.” A reception will follow.
Then Tuesday, Michigan Tech will host a Panel Discussion following the presentation of the film “Marathon for Justice at 4:00pm.
Here is a schedule:
- 4:00 pm: Viewing of Marathon for Justice (45 min)
- 4:45 pm: Panel Discussion
- 5:45 pm: Recognition of Wilderness artists, reception and
- concluding ceremony with the Woodland Singers
- Valoree Gagnon, Director of University-Indigenous-Community
- Partnerships, Great Lakes Research Center
- Emily Shaw, MS, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Michigan Tech
- Monica Lewis-Patrick, We the People of Detroit
- Kathleen Smith, Habitat Specialist, KBIC, Natural Resources Dept.
- Peter Baril, REHS, MPS, Director of Community Planning, Emergency
- Preparedness Coordinator, Western UP Health Dept
- Angie Carter, Assistant Professor in Environmental/Energy Justice,
- Social Sciences, Michigan Tech
March 21-June 14: Great Lakes Research Center
Art Show: Wilderness
Daniel Hill, Josh Jaehnig, Jonathan Soper
- Great Lakes Research Center
- Sustainable Futures Institute
- Civil & Environmental Engineering
- Social Sciences
- Center for Diversity and Inclusion
- Visual & Performing Arts
- School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science
- Western Upper Peninsula Planning & Development Region