March 22. Online Event: Water is a Human Right from the U.S. to Palestine
Monday, March 22
4 pm Pacific/7 pm Eastern
Register Online: https://abudiconsulting.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gRfJWvU5SW2AoS4p1dE5tw
Palestine Foundation is a proud co-sponsor of this event organized by the Alliance for Water Justice in Palestine, marking World Water Day 2021.
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.
Please join us Monday, March 22 for this important event, Water, Health and Human Rights: Marking World Water Day from the US to Palestine. It will feature a keynote by Representative Rashida Tlaib as well as presentations by Nidal al-Azraq of Palestine Foundation partner 1for3.org, Monica Lewis-Patrick of We the People Detroit, and more!