Don’t Drink the Water: Water Access is a Human Right and Reproductive Justice Issue

Access to safe and clean water is essential to everyone’s health and well-being, but many communities in the US don’t have safe water access. Reproductive, environmental, and racial justice advocates have pointed out that pollutants and toxins in our water supply threaten our children’s health and development, have impacts on reproductive health, and are more likely threaten communities that already suffer some of the worst impacts to environmental degradation and social inequality. The recent water crisis in Flint, MI has drawn new attention to the reality that safe water is something that low-income communities, people of color, and marginalized people and their families have never been able to take for granted. Come hear about how water access is a reproductive justice issue and how activists are fighting for this human right.

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