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Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water
Date Wednesday February 20
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
First Congregational Church in Berkeley
2345 Channing Way (at Dana), Berkeley
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorKen Preston-Pile
International Forum on Globalization, KPFA Radio 94.1 FM, Oakland Institute,
Food and Water Watch, and Cody’s Books present

An Evening with Council of Canadians National Chairperson and Water Rights Activist
Maude Barlow

Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water

Presented by

Jerry Mander, Co-Director of the International Forum on Globalization
Anuradha Mittal, Executive Director of the Oakland Institute
Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director of Food & Water Watch

Wednesday, February 20, 7:30 pm
First Congregational Church of Berkeley
2345 Channing Way (at Dana), Berkeley

“The global water crisis is one of the most serious issues of our time. Maude Barlow is an outstanding leader who has pioneered people's and nature's right to water for the last decade. Blue Covenant will inspire civil society movements around the world.” –Vandana Shiva, physicist, ecologist, activist, editor, and author of Biopiracy and Stolen Harvest

“Clean water is the bottom line of all bottom lines—and Maude Barlow shows, with compelling reporting, that we're about to go H2O-broke. But she's also a leader of an emerging movement for water justice, one that is starting to score victories in the desperate fight to keep a thirsty planet slaked.” –Bill McKibben, author of Deep Economy and The End of Nature
Maude Barlow is the national chairperson of The Council of Canadians, Canada's largest citizens' advocacy organization with members and chapters across Canada. Maude Barlow is also the co-founder of the Blue Planet Project which works to stop commodification of the world's water. She serves on the boards of the International Forum on Globalization and Food and Water Watch and is a councilor with the Hamburg-based World Future Council. In addition to being nominated for the "1000 Women for the Nobel Peace Prize 2005" she is a recipient of the "2005/2006 Lannan Cultural Freedom Fellowship" and the "2005 Right Livelihood Award". She is the best selling author or co-author of 16 books, including Too Close For Comfort: Canada's Future Within Fortress North America; and Blue Gold: The Fight to Stop Corporate Theft of the World's Water (with Tony Clarke), now published in 47 countries.

Tickets: $10 advance, $13 door. Available online now at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/27312
Available on February 1 at independent bookstores (East Bay: Analog Books, Cody’s, Black Oak, DIESEL, A Bookstore, Pegasus, Pendragon, Global Exchange store, Walden Pond, Moe’s Books; San Francisco: Modern Times)

For more information contact the International Forum on Globalization: 415-561-7650, ifg [at] ifg.org, or at http://www.kpfa.org
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Feb 6th, 2008 2:41 PM
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