EVENT: A Thinkery on Water, Anti-Privatisation Struggles and the Commons

Friday 23rd June

O’Rahilly Building
University College Cork, Ireland

https _cdn.evbuc.com_images_31342114_5271728581_1_original.jpgExpressed in slogans such as “water is a human right”, “water is life”, “we are water” and “defend the sacred”, throughout the globe a revolution is taking place as people organise to resist the privatisation of water.

In a spirit of shared struggle against privatisation (in its many forms), this Thinkery will explore differences in approach and attitude in anti-privatisation struggles mobilized around water in Ireland, Italy, Spain and Standing Rock in the USA.

Speakers will include:

Chas Jewett, Standing Rock Water Protector
Miriam Planas, Aigua és Vida (Barcelona) and European Water Movement 
Marco Iob, Italian Forum of Water Movements and European Water Movement

There is no charge and participation is open to all. However, it is necessary to register a place at the Thinkery on eventbrite or by emailing Órla O’Donovan (o.odonovan@ucc.ie) before 16 June 2017.

Please direct any queries you have to the organisers Mark Garavan (Mark.Garavan@gmit.ie), Patrick Bresnihan (bresnip@tcd.ie) or Órla O’Donovan (o.odonovan@ucc.ie).

This event has been organised with funding support from the Community Development Journal.