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Nancy Price: "Keeping Water in Public Hands"
Date Sunday February 12
Time 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Details
Fireside Room, Unitarian Universalist Church
505 E. Charleston, Palo Alto
Wheelchair accessible
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorLois Salo (WILPF)
Human Rights vs. Corporate Rights: Keeping Water in Public Hands

A presentation by NANCY PRICE
Co-Chair, Alliance for Democracy
Western Coordinator, Defending Water for Life Project

5:00 p.m. - Potluck Supper
6:00 p.m. - Program
Free and open to the public

A discussion about important issues of water scarcity and quality and the effects of privatization. Price will deconstruct the myth that corporations can provide safer, cleaner, and more affordable water. She will review how international trade agreements threaten the democratic authority of our local and state representatives to protect public water services and water resources, using as an example the Cal American takeover of the Sacramento water supply. Price will also discuss how some citizen groups in California and elsewhere are challenging the privatization of water services and taking of public water for private profit and suggest directions for local education and action.

Nancy Price is a Co-Chair of Alliance for Democracy and is the Western Coordinator of its Defending Water for Life Project. She is on the leadership teams of Womens International League for Peace and Freedom’s Save the Water and Challenge Corporate Power/Assert the People’s Rights Campaigns. She is a co-founder of the Water Allies Network and is on the Boards of Friends of the River and the California Center for Community Democracy. She has also served on the City of Davis Planning Commission and the Davis Energy Task Force.

Sponsored by Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom - Peninsula Branch; co-sponsored by Peninsula Peace and Justice Center, Acterra, and Green Party of Santa Clara County.
Added to the calendar on Monday Jan 30th, 2006 3:29 PM

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