Clean water for the children of Palestine
Date of Event: March 24, 2011
Posted: March 17, 2011
Ziad Abbas, associate director of the Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA), will speak at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 24, in the lecture hall of Denison University’s Burton D. Morgan Center (150 Ridge Road). The lecture, sponsored by the Global Studies Seminar Series, the Department of Modern Languages, the Black Studies Program and the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, is free and open to the public.
The growing water crisis in Palestine impacts agriculture, industry and the health the population. In the Gaza Strip, poor sanitation and over-extraction have polluted the limited water supply. MECA launched the Maia Project (maia is Arabic for water), to provide Palestinian children with clean, safe drinking water. Abbas, a Palestinian refugee, will share his experiences of the water situation in Palestine and the efforts of the Maia Project.
CALENDAR LISTING, Denison University, Granville — Lecture: “Clean water for the children of Palestine” at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 24, in the lecture hall of Denison University’s Burton D. Morgan Center (150 Ridge Road). Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Fadhel Kaboub at 740-587-6315 or visit www.denison.edu.
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