National Geographic Live: Standing at the Water’s Edge
McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage
425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Photojournalist Cristina Mittermeier knows the power of water: the power to give life when it is respected, and the power to destroy when it is misused. During her time with the Keyapó people in the Amazon, she documented a society that relied on their local waterway to survive – and found their way of life threatened by a massive new dam. In British Columbia, she found First Nations protecting their sacred headwaters, and in Hawaii, a new community of indigenous peoples seeking to reclaim their connection to the sea. She learned that one concept bound these three disparate communities together: “Enoughness,” or taking only that which you need. The 70-minute presentation will be followed by a free Common Ground Conversation in the theater and a book signing/meet and greet in the lobby.
Event Cost: $26.
Event Time: 2 p.m.