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Mar 28 2023

“Whose Water?” Film Screening & Water Affordability Panel

March 28, 2023

2:00 PM - 7:30 PM


Lecture Center B2 | Latino Cultural Center


803 S. Morgan St., Select



Blue water background with the title of the film

Civic Cinema

"Whose Water?" Film Screening

Water Affordability Panel

Presented by the UIC Freshwater Lab and UIC Latino Cultural Center 

Join us as we learn from water affordability experts from Detroit People’s Water Board and Chicago advocates as we view and discuss the film “Whose Water?” which chronicles the movement for safe and affordable water and sanitation across five drastically different regions in the United States.

When: Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Where: In-person Latino Cultural Center - Lecture Center B2

PANEL DISCUSSION | 2pm - 4:30pm

The pre-film panel discussion will include Whose Water? filmmaker, Kate Levy, as well as the following panelists:

Detroit People's Water Board Members:

  • Briana Parker, Associate Director, Elevate Energy
  • Sylvia Orduño, Organizer, Michigan Welfare Rights Organization
  • Nicole Hill, Program Director, Connect Detroit

Chicago Water Affordability Advocates:

  • Brenda Santoyo Gomez, Senior Policy Analyst, Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO)
  • Iyana Simba, City Programs  Director, Illinois Environmental Council (IEC)
  • Oliver Cicioria, Environmental Justice Organizer, Southsiders Organized for Unity and Liberation (SOUL)


Through the stories of communities fighting for safe, affordable water and sanitation, the film examines the industrial and governmental systems that prevent so many people from accessing this basic necessity of life and offers concrete solutions to address this unprecedented human rights crisis.

Post-film discussion facilitator:

Briana Parker, Associate Director, Elevate Energy.

Panelists will examine local, state, and national legislation about water affordability. The post-film discussion will include Whose Water? filmmaker, Kate Levy. 

*Film approximately 90 minutes.

For access needs or questions, email or call 312-996-3095. All audiences are welcome.

Date posted

Mar 7, 2023

Date updated

Mar 8, 2023