Maude Barlow talks water at Steelworkers Hall tonight (Thursday, January 29).
RIGHT WATER WRONGS
Don't let them brand, bottle and resell our precious H2O. Hear Maude Barlow, author of Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis And The Coming Battle For The Right To Water, and CUPE's Sid Ryan take on the bottling biz, Thursday (January 29), 7 pm. Free. Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil. unbottleit.org.
BOOST BLACK HISTORY
The city's launch event for Black History Month features two fascinating thinkers, Adrienne Shadd, a specialist in gender, race and identity, and Karolyn Smardz Frost, who has been researching the Underground Railroad for over 20 years. Both talk at a free event in the City Hall members' lounge at noon on Friday (January 30). email@example.com.
With raw milk crusader Michael Schmidt back in court this week, activists cook up a day-long symposium featuring chef Jamie Kennedy, Australian microbiologist Ron Hull, Michigan pathologist Ted Beals, Schmidt and others, Saturday (January 31), 10 am to 8 pm. $25. OISE, 252 Bloor West, rawmilksymposium.com.