Spring 2020

Past Events

February 27, 2020


Katharina Otto-Bernstein Screening Room
Lenfest Center for the Arts
615 W 129th St
New York, NY 10027


Feb. 27th, 2020 6:30 pm-

Baxter Jones, Elena Herrada, Jim Perkinson, and Kim Redigan kick off the Detroit 2 Flint Water Justice Journey, July 3, 2015. Photo courtesy of Nadia Gaber.

Environmental lawyer Jim Olson, Founder and President of the Traverse City-based FLOW (For Love of Water), argued and won the case Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation v Nestlé Waters North America Inc. This case curbed the mining and pumping of local spring waters for bottled-water usage. He was joined in conversation with medical anthropologist Nadia Gaber, a member of We The People of Detroit Community Research Collective, and an advocate for access to clean water as a human right. Moderated by Catherine Fennell, Department of Anthropology.


Co-presented by Columbia School of Social Work; Department of Anthropology; Mailman School of Public Health; Sabin Center for Climate Change Law; and the School of the Arts.