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The Fight for Clean Water

Mar 8, 2020

On the occasion of the exhibition Pope.L: Choir, this program brings together four leaders in the field of water safety to talk about drinking water, health, environmental justice, and community activism. It’s not just Flint or Newark. In the last few years, over five million people drank water from systems that violated the EPA’s lead limit. In addition, an estimated six to ten million lead pipes are still under the ground. With the exception of four states (Wisconsin, Illinois, California, and Michigan), U.S. cities are not required to disclose the location of lead pipes to their citizens, so most people who are at risk have no idea. The panel will share stories of how activists across disciplines are coming together to fight for better environmental protections. 

This program is presented in collaboration with the NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council).