November 5th - 6th, 2021
Online on Zoom
Early Bird Registration (Ends Oct. 1st): $40
Limited Income Registration: $10
“All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was.” --- Toni Morrison
The ancient waters never left us. This most precious resource has through time continued to move and cycle above, below, around and inside us, and all life. Yet today, water and our relationship with it are imperiled on multiple levels.
Join us November 5-6, 2021 as we investigate the water crises that are impacting municipal systems, industry, and agriculture, all intensified by a changing climate. We will explore water at local, regional, and national levels and the social and environmental justice issues that have arisen. We will hear stories directly from Indigenous peoples, artists, activists, and researchers working to protect water. Most importantly, we will present solutions that are springing up across the planet to restore our memory of and relationship with water.
Keynote & Arthur Morgan Awardee: Dr. Kelsey Leonard, Indigenous Water Scientist, Legal Scholar, Policy Expert, Writer, and Enrolled Citizen of the Shinnecock Nation – Indigenous Water Justice and its Climatic, Territorial, and Governance underpinnings for our Shared Sustainable Future
Keynote: Isabel Friend, International Water Advocate, Speaker, Activist and Educator – Understanding the True Nature of Water can Unlock a Reciprocal Stewardship
Finian Makepeace, Co-founder of Kiss the Ground – Soil as a Water Solution
Minni Jain, Director of Operations at The Flow Partnership – UK Water catchments as a Solution to both Drought and Flooding
Dr. Abinash Agrawal, Wright State University – PFAS in Ground Water
Jim Schenk and Deborah Jordan from CROW Citizens for Rights of the Ohio River Watershed
Basia Irland, Ecological activist, Sculptor, Installation Artist, and Author
The Soul Sister Tour: Amber Hasan and Shea Cobb Flint, Michigan Artists, Writers, Musicians and Community Activists
Jake Stockwell Environmental Activist – The Struggle Against Line 3 in Minnesota