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05 Mar
The Water Defenders: How Ordinary People Saved a Country from Corporate Greed
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Lectures, Symposia, Etc.

Target Audience

Faculty, Graduate Students

University Unit
Center for Health Equity, Department of Sociology
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The Water Defenders: How Ordinary People Saved a Country from Corporate Greed

Water is life. Countless communities across the world, from Flint, Michigan to the Standing Rock Reservation to the Gualcarque River in Honduras, have used this phrase as a rallying cry against powerful corporations that value profits over the environment and the health of local communities. In 2002, a small group of citizens in El Salvador joined this global community of water defenders when representatives from multinational mining company Pac Rim appeared in their home province of Cabañas. This ignited a people’s fight against corporate power that would last for over a decade. In The Water Defenders: How Ordinary People Saved A Country from Corporate GreedRobin Broad and John Cavanagh tell the harrowing, inspiring saga of El Salvador’s fight –and historic victory –to save their water, and their communities, from Big Gold. Their book generates lessons about how those concerned with environmental justice, public health, and democracy can work to transform the political structures that have impoverished and disenfranchised communities.

This event is being co-sponsered by: Department of Sociology, The Global Studies Center, Graduate School of Public Health, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, and Pittsburgh Collaboratory for Water 

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Register for webinar link.

Friday, March 5 at 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Virtual Event

The Water Defenders: How Ordinary People Saved a Country from Corporate Greed

Water is life. Countless communities across the world, from Flint, Michigan to the Standing Rock Reservation to the Gualcarque River in Honduras, have used this phrase as a rallying cry against powerful corporations that value profits over the environment and the health of local communities. In 2002, a small group of citizens in El Salvador joined this global community of water defenders when representatives from multinational mining company Pac Rim appeared in their home province of Cabañas. This ignited a people’s fight against corporate power that would last for over a decade. In The Water Defenders: How Ordinary People Saved A Country from Corporate GreedRobin Broad and John Cavanagh tell the harrowing, inspiring saga of El Salvador’s fight –and historic victory –to save their water, and their communities, from Big Gold. Their book generates lessons about how those concerned with environmental justice, public health, and democracy can work to transform the political structures that have impoverished and disenfranchised communities.

This event is being co-sponsered by: Department of Sociology, The Global Studies Center, Graduate School of Public Health, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, and Pittsburgh Collaboratory for Water 

Dial-In Information

Register for webinar link.

Friday, March 5 at 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Virtual Event

Target Audience

Faculty, Graduate Students