Yours, Mine, Ours, or Theirs? Accessing and Controlling Oil and Water

Event Details

When
01/27/2009
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Where
Loyola University Chicago
25 E Pearson St Fl 15 (Kasbeer Hall)
Chicago, IL, 60611-2045
United States
See map: Google Maps
County: 
Cook
Fee: 
Free. Open to the public.
Where
Loyola University Chicago
25 E Pearson St Fl 15 (Kasbeer Hall)
Chicago, IL, 60611-2045
See map: Google Maps
County: 
Cook
Fee: 
Free. Open to the public.

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  • Are oil and water resources to be stewarded and shared or commodities to be bought and sold? Does any person, country, or community own oil and water resources? How do the concepts of ownership and stewardship affect access to oil and water? What questions are raised by the privatization of resources?

    In Yours, Mine, Ours, or Theirs?, we'll explore ownership and stewardship of oil and water globally through the story of Venezuela's oil industry and locally through the documentary The Water Front, which examines water privatization as experienced by the African-American community of Highland Park, Michigan.

    Panelists:

    • Fernando Coronil, Ph.D. - Presidential Professor, Department of Anthropology, City University of New York
    • Marian Kramer - National Co-Chair, National Welfare Rights Union (featured in The Water Front)
    • Elizabeth Miller - Director, The Water Front
    • Sabina L. Shaikh, Ph.D. - Lecturer, Public Policy and Program on Global Environment, University of Chicago Senior Research Economist, RCF Economic Consulting (moderator)
    • Maureen D. Taylor - State Chair, Michigan Welfare Rights Organization (featured in The Water Front)

    This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required and can be made online, by email at events@prairie.org, or by calling 312.422.5580.

    This event is presented in partnership with Loyola University Museum of Art and the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture at the University of Chicago.

    Lead sponsorship for All-Consuming is provided by the Motorola Foundation and The Boeing Company, with additional support provided by  Illinois American Water.
    Chicago Public Radio and Illinois Channel are the media sponsors.

     

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