Trinity Institute 2017: Water: Commons or Commodity?

9:00 am to 11:00 am, March 23, 2017
  • Trinity Church

Be part of Trinity Institute 2017: Water Justice, a global conference held in New York City and webcast all over the world. With a sharp focus on the need for water justice initiatives in areas of access, droughts, pollution, rising tides, and flooding, Trinity Institute aims to offer actionable guidance for individuals, congregations, and the larger faith community surrounding these issues. This year we’ll hear from Barbara Boxer, Christiana Peppard, Winston Halapua, Thabo Makgoba, Katharine Hayhoe, Maude Barlow, Kim Stanley Robinson, and others.

Water: Commons or Commodity?

Gathering in Song and Prayer - Melanie DeMore, Vocal Activist

Session 1: “Water: Commons or Commodity?”
The United Nations has declared water as a human right. Global markets regard it as a commodity. Can a fresh approach to market capitalism serve the common good, or does the world need a new and different system of exchange?

Opening Talk: Maude Barlow, Blue Planet Project, “Our Right to Water”

Response: Christiana Zenner Peppard, Fordham University

Theatrical Response: original sketch by young performers

Video: Church of South India

Storytellers: Nakiya Wakes (Flint, Michigan), Brandon Mauai (Standing Rock, North Dakota), Winston Halapua (Fiji)

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