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Barlow in Washington, DC for ‘Blue Future’ event

Last night, Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow spoke to a packed house in Washington, DC at Busboys and Poets (at 14th and V Streets NW). She was there to share from her book Blue Future: Protecting Water for People and the Planet Forever.

Barlow speaking at Busboys and Poets. Photo by Andrew Davis.

IPS Tweeted a photo with the caption, “Maude Barlow @BusboysandPoets conveying dire state of world’s water supply.” John Cavanagh, the Director of the Institute for Policy Studies, has said, “The world’s leading water water warrior has issued a call to arms and a road map to transform our economies and priorities to protect our most precious resource – water. The book is an explosive rethinking of our future that could save the planet.”

The event was co-sponsored by IPS-DC, Busboys and Poets, Teaching for Change, The New Press, Food and Water Watch, Center for Food Safety, and Public Citizen.

This evening, Barlow will be speaking at First Church (at 6 Eliot Street) in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. Jamaica Plain is a historic neighborhood in Boston. Doors open for the event at 6:30 pm, with it starting at 7 pm.

This gathering is sponsored by Corporate Accountability International, Food and Water Watch, and Grassroots International and is hosted by the Jamaica Plain Forum.

For more about Blue Future, please see here.

Photo: Barlow speaking at Busboys and Poets. Photo by Andrew Davis.