The Wright Museum


World Water Day 2019

Friday, March 22, 2019 at 4 PM

World Water Day is a UN Holiday that is geared towards drawing attention to our local and global water issues and successes. To honor our water and to push to protect it. The first WWD was March 22, 1993.

This year’s UN theme is Leaving No one Behind : Human Rights & Refugees. Sustainable Development Goal 6 is crystal clear: water for all by 2030. By definition, this means leaving no one behind. But today, billions of people are still living without safe water – their households, schools, workplaces, farms and factories struggling to survive and thrive.

Marginalized groups – women, children, refugees, indigenous peoples, disabled people and many others – are often overlooked, and sometimes face discrimination, as they try to access and manage the safe water they need.

This World Water Day, 22nd March, is about tackling the water crisis by addressing the reasons why so many people are being left behind.

World Water Day ties into our mission, because we plan to uplift the water warriors for Women’s History Month. Our museum is starting to build Green Stormwater Infrastructure and prepare more sustainable (water, energy, waste) practices. There is no way to work on these practices without connecting with community, bringing issues of environmental / water justice to light and moving towards stewardship collectively. Events like this will help to bring awareness about water and provide a space to collective to learn and collectively grow to treat mother nature and people with dignity and respect.

CHW & Michigan Science Center purpose for the day:

● Uplift UN Water Day 2019 Theme: Water for All, whoever you are, wherever you are, water is a human right.

● Support at a Global Level UN (sustainability goal 6: Water for all by 2030)

● Uplift Water Warriors Women’s History Month

● Uplight Michigan Water Community efforts (Water Justice -- impact on Communities of Color, learning about water, inspire the next generation (STEAM)

The goal is a collaborative event or events with solidarity and action. To have impacted communities and concerned organizations and grassroots groups be the voice of the event(s) and messaging.

NOTABLE ANNIVERSARY:

- This year, in April, marks the 5th anniversary for the Flint was switch - and the

beginning of the lead crisis.

See more from - MI Water Day Organizers: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-zqoSGVSJEiwiGTl_6fGnZu-qfmQh8gr6 Wcpum7d7p4/edit#heading=h.y8l0xr4z6gdx