World Water Day 2021

Monday, March 22, 2021 9:30 am - 3:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

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Join the Water Institute for an interactive event exploring what water means to different people, its true value, and how we can better protect this vital resource together.

9:30-11:00 a.m.
An interactive workshop in the morning, where participants will have an opportunity to explore their relationship to water while learning from one another as we answer the question, “what does water mean to you?”

The workshop will be followed by a presentation from Ogamauh annag qwe (Sue Chiblow), Crane Clan and raised in Garden First Nation, who has worked extensively with First Nation communities for the last 30 years in environmental related fields, who will share knowledge on Anishinaabek N’bi pedagogies that we are water, water is life, water has a spirit, water is medicine, and is the lifeblood of Mother Earth. Her presentation will contrast Anishinaabek worldview to mainstream society’s worldview, exploring women’s roles and responsibilities in water governance.

2:00-3:30 p.m.
In the afternoon, Brooklyn native Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, a marine biologist, policy expert, and Co-Founder of the All We Can Save Project, will be in conversation with CTV News' Science and Technology Specialist Dan Riskin, discussing ways to heal our oceans, our climate, and our injustices.