Water Fight! May 16, 2:00pm

Presented by Parsons The New School For Design and The Baum Forum

The School of Constructed Environments, Parsons The New School for Design, and The Baum Forum present an action-oriented conference to energize and educate the public about industrial hydrofracking in our watersheds and regional foodsheds. The event will provide inspiration and tools to protect our ecosystem and build a green economy. By confronting, debating, strategizing and visioning, we will celebrate water, food, art and activism.

Hydrofracking is a dangerous, modern technology employed by gas and oil companies to extract hard-to-reach gas under the Marcellus Shale and and other geological formations in 36 states. This industrial intrusion into our communities and countryside is recognized for its potential to degrade the Delaware River watershed that provides water for 15 million people in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. Hydrofracking is spreading around the earth as well. Its toxic effects on water, air, soil and health well beyond the New York City watershed have been documented and measured, compromising the sustainability of farming, vitaculture, and tourism throughout this region and elsewhere.

The program will include moderator Anna Lappé, author of Diet for a Hot Planet, Lois Gibbs, Executive Director Center for Health, Environment, & Justice; Tracy Carluccio, Deputy Director, Delaware Riverkeeper Network; Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director, Food and Water Watch; Miriam MacGillis, Director Genesis Farm; Severine Fleming, Coalition for Young Farmers; Cecil Corbin Mark, Deputy Director WEACTWendy Brawer, GreenMap.

Schedule for the day, May 16.
1:30 PM Doors Open at Tishman Auditorium
2:00 PM Welcome and Program
5:30 PM Courtyard: Local Food, Drink and Networking

Admission is free.
Donation of $10 is requested.
Please register at http://waterfight.eventbrite.com

Organizations and businesses joining
the Water Fight as Friends of the Conference are::
Brooklyn Food Coalition
Catskill Citizens for Safe Energy
Catskill Mountainkeeper
The Cleaver Co. & The Green Table
The Coalition for One Voice
Food & Water Watch
Food Karma Projects
Food Systems Network NYC
Frack Alert
Green Map System
The Greenhorns
Jimmy’s No.43
Just Food
The Natural Resources Defense Council
New York Coalition for Healthy School Food
Organic Valley
Parent Earth
PRINT Restaurant
Sane Energy Project
Sky Dog Projects
Slow Food NYC
United for Action

Event producers:
The School of Constructed Environments and the Baum Forum.

If you would like to join our mailing list or discussion group, email hilary@baumforum.org.

Please register at http://waterfight.eventbrite.com

Visit www.baumforum.org for more information and http://sce.parsons.edu/