The Public Health Impact of Our Regional Water Crisis

Join Detroit Jews for Justice and Temple Kol Ami for a panel and forum to learn how local communities are struggling to access clean and affordable water - and the potentially disastrous impact of this crisis on the public health of our region.

Questions? Contact DJJ Community Organizer Eleanor at 248.990.8049 or

Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP below!


unnamed_(2).jpgMonica Lewis-Patrick

Deeply disturbed by the water crisis in her home state of Michigan, Monica Lewis-Patrick set out to provide daily essentials to those in need. Through her work with We the People of Detroit, the organization she cofounded, Lewis-Patrick has set up emergency water stations, opened hotlines, delivered water, provided education, and conducted community research to raise awareness and to provide actionable data for change. Her grassroots approach coupled with a steadfast commitment to justice has inspired people of all backgrounds to come together and build communities they’re proud of.

Paul_von_Oeyen.jpgDr. Paul von Oeyen MMS, MD

Paul T. von Oeyen, MMS, MD is a retired High Risk Obstetrician who is also Facilitator of the Social Justice Mission Area Team, Detroit Metropolitan Association, United Church of Christ whom he represents on the People’s Water Board of Detroit. He completed undergraduate and medical degrees at Brown University and his Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the New York Hospital – Cornell Medical Center and Fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the Boston Hospital for Women – Harvard Medical School. He has served as Medical Director of the Family Birth Center, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, where he was on the Institutional Ethics Committee and has been on the faculty of the University of Michigan and Wayne State Medical Schools. 


Nicole Hill

A full-time student and single mother, Nicole Hill had her water service terminated in 2014 with a bill totaling over five thousand dollars despite her consistent payments. One of the first Detroiters to share her story of living without water, Nicole is a leading voice on water rights. She has been interviewed by media outlets across the country. She and her family actively organize with People's Water Board Coalition, Michigan Welfare Rights Organization, and We the People of Detroit. 


Chang_Stephanie.jpgState Representative Stephanie Chang

State Representative Stephanie Chang is serving her second term representing Michigan’s 6th House District. Chang is the Minority Vice-Chair of the House Committee on Law and Justice and serves on the House Committees on Education Reform and Natural Resources. Much of her legislative work is focused on air quality, affordable and safe drinking water, education and criminal justice reforms. Before serving in the Legislature, Chang worked as a community organizer in Detroit for nearly a decade. Chang is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and master’s degrees in public policy and in social work. 


October 23, 2017 at 7pm - 9pm
Temple Kol Ami
5085 Walnut Lake Rd
West Bloomfield Township, MI 48323
United States
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Eleanor Gamalski · · 2489908049
Leslie Kannon Chris Harrison Brittany Weinstein Shirlee Wyman Harris Laura Hearshen Maureen Bernard Emily Clancy Jo Rosen Jacquelyn Zameck Illana Hearshen Nomi Joyrich Cynthia Katz David Polsky oren brandvain Steve Steinway Donna Weingarden Kira Berman Sarah Zamari Rosemary Tinetti Shira Heisler Emma Share Annabel Weiner Linda Foster Eddie Dunn Brenda Brook Kelly Goldberg Karen Goldman Carol Appel Sheyna Wexelberg-Clouser Marianne Azneer Marnina Falk Hannah Lewis Rondi Brower Syma Echeandia Allie Zeff lee schottenfels Hilda Neuman Irene Swerdlow-Freed Miriam Berenstein Emma Wine Marsha Auslander Sharon Petty Susan Friedman Bobbie Lewis Patti Aaron Valeriya Epshteyn Eleanor Gamalski Lenny Segel

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