Friday, March 09, 2007

Maine Water Conference 3/24 at UMF

Who Owns Maine's Water? A Symposium on Water Commons
Saturday, March 24th, from 9:30am-4:30pm
University of Maine - Farmington
Presented by the Defending Water for Life in Maine campaign

Maude Barlow of the Council of Canadians and co-author of Blue Gold: The Fight to Stop Corporate Theft of the World's Water will be a keynote speaker. She will draw on her experience as a leader of the international movement for a right to water in speaking about water as a commons in Maine. She will be joined by Colin Woodard author of The Lobster Coast who will describe the protection of the Maine lobster fisheries as a commons. Rounding out the program, Nancy Price, co-chair of the Alliance for Democracy, will present the "Tapestry of the Commons".

To pre-register, or for further information, visit or contact Kate Harris, conference coordinator, at or (207) 338-9509.

Co-sponsors: PICA (Peace through Interamerican Community Action), SEA-Change (Social & Environmental Activists for Change) of UMaine Farmington, the Maine chapter of the Women's International League for Peace & Freedom, and the Maine Council of Churches Environmental Justice Program.

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