October 13, 5:30pm: Film Screening – Thirsty for Justice, the struggle for the human right to water

Monday, October 13, 2014: 5:30 – 7:15pm join us at SKSM for a film screening of this powerful documentary followed by a panel addressing human rights, faith engagement with water justice and the debate within the environmental justice community over the water bond on the November ballot.

Thirsty for Justice shares powerful stories of California communities who suffer from the lack of access to safe, affordable water, and of California tribes whose cultural survival is at risk when denied access to their sacred waters. The film also shares the story of the ground breaking grassroots movement which, against all odds, made the human right to water the law of the land in California.

As we confront the challenges of drought in a changing climate, contaminated and overdrawn aquifers, aging infrastructure and unaccountable governance, we are reminded that no one in California should take clean affordable water for granted. The human right to water can serve as our moral compass, leading us toward fairness, respect for human dignity and care for the natural systems that sustain us all. Let’s make this right a reality!

A panel discussion and Q and A after the film will help us to learn more about human rights, faith engagement with water justice, and the new water bond on the November ballot. Panelists include:

  • Lindi Ramsden, Co-Director & Co-Producer of Thirsty for Justice, Acting Dean of Students and Community Life at SKSM
  • Allison Davenport, Clinical Instructor, International Human Rights Law Clinic, UC Berkeley School of Law
  • Jennifer Clary, Water Policy & Legislative Analyst, Clean Water Action

Thirsty for Justice was produced with the support of the UU Justice Ministry of CA, Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, Environmental Justice Coalition for Water, Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment, Community Water Center, and Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (partial list).

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