Last Saturday, the People's Water Board Coalition hosted the premiere of Kate Levy's recent film, 'Whose Water', at the Wayne County Community College NW Campus.
The room was packed with organizers, faith leaders, donors, and friends, all of whom have been involved in the struggle for water affordability, accessibility, and safety over the last 10 years. The full room was a testament to the amazing organizing the PWBC has done since its inception in 2013. There was delicious food, slushies, and longtime activist Maureen Taylor held it down as the MC.
But the real star of the event was the documentary, which showed the devastating impact water injustice has on the most marginalized, while connecting the problems to the systemic forces that create the conditions. It demonstrated how six different regions throughout the country—Detroit, Navajo Country in California, coal country in West Virginia, corn country in Iowa, Philadelphia, and Lowndes County (Alabama)—all have water crises that stem from different sources, but with the shared experiences of residents organizing to get access to safe, affordable water.