CAPOW! (Citizens Act to Protect Our Water) Presents:


Saturday, April 30, 2011
10:00 am to 4:15 pm - Registration 9:30 am
Loyola University Lake Shore Campus
Flanner Hall, 1068 W. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL (near Sheridan Road and Devon Avenue Intersection).
For directions to Flanner Hall, click here.

PROGRAM (click on the speaker's name for a biography):

9:30 am Registration

10:00 am Introduction/Welcome/Logistics

10:15 am Emily Carroll, Director, Food & Water Watch - Chicago, speaking on the threat of privatization of the city's water. (20 min, followed by 15 min Q &A)

10:50 am Ann Alexander, Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council, Chicago (NRDC), speaking on how contamination from tar sands transport and corporate pollution threatens the Great Lakes. (20 min, followed by 15 min Q &A)

11:25 am 5 minute break

11:30 am Karen Hudson, expert on CAFOs (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations), speaking on what these animal factories are doing all over the state to our water. (20 min, followed by 15 min Q &A)

12:05 pm LUNCH

1:15 pm Nadine Bopp, Professor and ecologist, speaking on innovative methods of decentralized waste water treatment and energy production as a bi-product of waste water treatment. (20 min, followed by 15 min Q &A)

1:50 pm Dave Kraft, from Nuclear Energy Information Service (NEIS), speaking on what nuclear plants are contributing to pollution in the Great Lakes. (20 min, followed by 15 min Q &A)

2:25 pm Facilitated Breakout Session/Conversation Café, with discussion groups and report back

3:35 pm Closing

3:45 - 4:00 pm Free networking time and Clean up

Parking is available at the adjacent Main "Parking Structure" (P1) for $7.00

An optional buffet lunch (all-you-can-eat) will be available only through advance signup for $10.50 (includes $2.25 donation to CAPOW!). Make checks payable to Chicago Media Watch with memo "CAPOW forum" and mail them with your name and contact information to CAPOW, P.O. Box 268617, Chicago, IL, 60626. Tickets will then be held at the door under your name. Donations above this amount are encouraged to help continue grassroots education and organization. Chicago Media Watch is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, so donations are tax-deductible

Co-Sponsors: Nuclear Energy Information Service (NEIS), Sierra Club, Food & Water Watch - Chicago, Frank Avila, Jay Stone, HumanThread, Oak Park Coalition for Truth and Justice, Socially Responsible Agriculture Project, CAMI (Comite Anti-MIlitarizacion), Green Community Connections, Rainforest Action Network, Rumble Arts Center, Quennect4 Gallery, Southeast Environmental Task Force, Eco-Justice Collaborative, North Side Green Party, Cook County Green Party

To contact us, including to sign up for lunch, email or call.

phone 708 447-1547