WaterWays: Valuing Tribal and Indigenous Perspectives to Shape Southern California Water Resiliency.
The Southern California region is particularly vulnerable to water shortages because of the dry Mediterranean climate that receives only seasonal local water resources coming from snowmelt and precipitation events in the San Bernardino mountains. Despite these limited water resources, they are essential to providing downstream water across San Bernardino, Riverside, and Orange counties to some of the most populated and poorest communities in California.
This event will feature Dina Gilio-Whitaker, author of the book As Long As Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice, from Colonization to Standing Rock, and local tribal representatives as they share their perspectives and strategies that promote a more balanced approach to protecting and sustaining environmental resources for cultural and ecological benefits. Participants, regardless of location, can expect to gain a deeper understanding of tribal perspectives in water policy, management, and educational efforts.
This VIRTUAL event is FREE and OPEN to the public! Please, click here to RSVP.
We hope to see you there!