Water: Reconnecting People of African Descent

UN Decade of African Descent

QEW is bringing together changemakers of African descent who are working around the world on the issue of water. This follows our successful 2017 gathering on food sovereignty that connected leaders and participants from North America and Africa.

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This Earthcare Coalition is leading the way in recognizing the critical importance of water for all and is working to ensure reliable, clean and affordable water against the backdrop of climate change and resource depletion. The work underscores the need for people of African descent to define, own, and manage their own food, water, and agriculture systems.

For too long, people of African descent have experienced racism, xenophobia and related intolerance, and have been excluded from decision-making and access to wealth, land, and power.

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The Coalition will gather in person for a special meeting at U.N. Headquarters in July with other movement leaders to learn together, share resources, and foster collaboration as part of the U.N. Decade for People of African Descent and the International Decade  for Action – Water for Sustainable Development.

We need your help to make this important gathering happen. We’ve launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise the money we need to bring these leaders together. 

Here’s how:

  1. Donate now to support our Water: Reconnecting People of African Descent Campaign. Your support will help build the momentum to make this event possible.
  2. Invite your friends and family to make a gift. Help us connect with people who would be interested in learning more and supporting this work.
  3. Post on Facebook or Twitter. When you contribute to the campaign, click on the share to Facebook and Twitter option that appears when you make a gift.

Our goal is to bring together leaders of African descent who are working in our communities on the issues of water and food sovereignty for a special meeting at U.N. Headquarters this July. Gathered in person, we will learn together, share resources, and strengthen the connections between communities of African descent to increase access to clean water, protect watersheds, and develop strategies to respond to the water-related impacts of climate disruption.  

With your help, we can reach our $5,000+ goal. Quaker Earthcare Witness is grateful to be the catalyst for this important work and we hope you will be a part of this effort. Click here to donate.

To get more involved, please email Beverly Ward at fsearthcare@seymquakers.org.