Teach-In! And Screening of the Film “Bottled Life”

Some timely and important evidence of one of the reasons of why it is that the Faculty of Arts, as the faculty of critical thinkers, matters:

The Department of Sociology will present a teach-in on social scientific perspectives on Nestlé’s past and present activities around the world, on water privatization, on the concepts of the commons, of entitlements and other related issues. We are doing this because of the urgency and gravity of the question of a water commons. We are also doing this because of the need for a critical discussion of the University’s promotion of Peter Brabeck Letmathe, Chair of the Nestlé’s Group, “as a worldwide leader in water resource management” by conferring on him an honorary degree.

The teach-in is to be led by:

Dr. Sara Dorow
Dr. Sourayan Mookerjea
Globalization Studies Circle
Department of Sociology

Wed., 29 February 2012, Tory Basement Rm 38, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

People may also want to catch the following film, available in advanced screenings of its official North American release, at two showings on campus this week:

First screening: Tuesday, 28 February 2012, Telus 217/219 at 2 p.m.

Second screening: Wednesday, 29 February 2012, Edu 129 South, 7 p.m.

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