MC2 hosts water protection advocate Maude Barlow April 14
The Environment Committee of the Mono Mulmur Citizens’ Coalition (MC2) is delighted to have Maude Barlow as its spring keynote speaker.
Barlow is the well-known Canadian author and activist who advocates for the preservation and protection of our water supply. She is the author of many books including Blue Gold: The Fight to Stop the Corporate Theft of the World’s Water (2005), Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water (2009), and Boiling Point: Government Neglect, Corporate Abuse, and Canada’s Water Crisis (2016).
Barlow passionately crusades for clean, safe drinking water for all Canadians. She has campaigned fearlessly for having water recognized as a human right in spite our government’s policy to the contrary. Instead, our government treats water as a tradable commodity facilitating its export for commercial profit. Her commitment to water preservation is all the more crucial in light of climate change and global warming that will create increased demands from drought-ridden countries, among them even the United States.
Her many distinctions include Honorary Chairperson of the Council of Canadians, chairperson of Food and Water Watch and other global organizations, and senior advisor on water to the president of the United Nations General Assembly. She is the recipient of numerous awards and honourary doctorates for her outstanding achievements in preserving this vital resource.
She is a compelling speaker, whose audiences include international leaders, community activists, and concerned citizens. Her tremendous capacity to clarify and simplify complex and difficult issues will help put our local concerns in a broader perspective and give us hope.
On April 14, Barlow will share with us her vast experience, knowledge, and careful research findings at Westminster United Church, located at 247 Broadway in Orangeville.
Barlow will present from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Doors will open at 9 a.m. for refreshments. As seating is limited, please reserve a spot through the MC2 website, at www.monomulmur.com. Admission is free, but donations to cover expenses of her visit will be appreciated.
Her latest book, Boiling Point, will be on sale during the break and afterwards by Booklore.