On November 17, Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow spoke at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City.
The New York Daily News reported, “From water rights issues and cataclysmic environmental events to the importance of water conservation and water pollution awareness, the global water condition is at the forefront of the environmental dialogue. To reflect on the status of water throughout the globe, water and conservation experts Maude Barlow and Wenonah Hauter will take part in an ‘Enter the Conversation’ discussion at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.”
The Very Reverend Dr. James A. Kowalski welcomed Barlow and Hauter into the conversation on issues related to water.
The Cathedral, first designed in 1888, is located on Amsterdam Avenue in Manhattan and is the fourth largest Christian church in the world. It is known as a venue for musical performances and has an annual New Year’s Eve Concert for Peace. David Dellinger, the well-known activist for non-violent social change and member of the Chicago Seven, was interred at the Cathedral.