Since news on the toxic water crisis in Flint, Michigan broke nationally, safe water and sanitation have been at the forefront of efforts to raise awareness of and protect poor and marginalized communities affected by substandard living conditions. Trinity Wall Street is hosting a one-day event, “Not Just Flint: Water Crises and Inequality in the United States” on Saturday, February 4th at 10 A.M to discuss what is happening a year later in Flint and in similar communities across the country. The event will bring together keynote speakers and panelists to spark dialogue about how faith communities can make a difference.
This event will act as a lead-in to the broader conversation about water justice that will continue at Trinity Institute’s 2017 Conference this March.
Photographer Latoya Ruby Frazier, a TED Fellow and MacArthur “Genius” Fellow, will give the key note address. Frazier uses photography, video and performance to address issues of industrialism, rustbelt revitalization, environmental justice, healthcare inequality, and family and communal history. Some of her work, which features images of her mother and grandmother (Grandma Ruby) was published in her first book, The Notion of Family, which received the International Center for Photography Infinity Award.
Other speakers and panelists include Catherine Coleman Flowers from The Alabama Center for Rural Enterprise, Amanda Ford from The Equal Justice Coalition for Water in California, and Caleen Sisk, Spiritual Leader and Tribal Chief of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe, McCloud River watershed.
This free event will be webcast and available on-demand at trinitywallstreet.org/.