Explore your relationship to water during this year's World Water Day celebration!
In the morning (9:30-11:00 a.m.), the Water Institute and its graduate student association will host an interactive workshop 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. She 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.
In the afternoon (2:00-3:30 p.m.), 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.
Johnson is the founder of Urban Ocean Lab, a think tank for coastal cities, and is co-creator and co-host of the Spotify/Gimlet podcast How to Save a Planet. With Dr. Katharine Wilkinson, she co-edited the anthology All We Can Save, and co-founded The All We Can Save Project.
Recently, Johnson co-created the Blue New Deal for Senator Elizabeth Warren, a roadmap for including the ocean in climate policy. She was named one of Elle’s 27 Women Leading on Climate, and Time Magazine named her to their 2021 Next 100 list of emerging leaders who are shaping the future. Her mission is to build community around solutions to our climate crisis.
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