Time - 7:00-8:00 PM
Location - Fort Lewis College Community Concert Hall
Theme: Human life depends on the availability and quality of water to sustain our health, grow our food, power our homes with electricity, and stimulate our economies. However, due to overpopulation, increased demand for food, climate change andpollution, as much as two thirds of the world’s citizens may face water stressed conditions severely impacting the living and economic conditions of communities, countries, and regions by 2025. Without water, we cannot survive. How can we, as individuals, become more involved in the management of this precious and limited resource?
We will begin with 2-3 minute introductions, ending with Mr. Girgis, who will give some background about the Nile Project.
The primary question is: How can we, as individuals, become more involved in the management of this precious and limited resource?
We will follow with: How does the Nile water region parallel or diverge from the water stresses in Durango and the Four Corners?
We will then allow the conversation to head in the direction it naturally moves. The panel will last from 60 to 90 minutes.
Nile Project background
Using music to spark cultural curiosity, the Nile Project engages audiences to learn about the world’s longest river and understand its largescale social, cultural, and environmental sustainability challenges. The Collective’s collaborative model offers a blueprint for new ways Nile citizens can organize themselves to make the Nile more sustainable. In an evolving series of interlocking programs that spring from the concert experience, the project hopes to inspire, educate and empower young people worldwide to contribute to Nile sustainability.
From its debut concert, captured live on the 2013 release entitled ASWAN, it was clear that the Nile Project was something completely new. National Public Radio named the recording one of five “Must Hear International Albums.” Fast forward a few years — through tours in Africa, Europe, the US and UAE — and almost all major media outlets agree that the Nile Project is much more than just a band. The New York Times described it as “a committed, euphoric international coalition.” Afropop Worldwide calls it “seductive and beautiful […] nothing short of revolutionary.”
More information can be found HERE.