DULUTH, MN - Maude Barlow, an internationally known environmentalist, author and activist, will speak about "Poverty and the World's Water Supply" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, in the Mitchell Auditorium at The College of St. Scholastica. There's no admission charge and the public is welcome.
Barlow's lecture is the final talk in a series called Confronting Global Poverty, sponsored by the Alworth Center for the Study of Peace and Justice at St. Scholastica. The series is exploring causes of the planet's impoverished conditions. The World Bank calculates that half of the world lives on less than $2.50/day and that the poorest 40 percent of people have only 5 percent of global income.
Barlow argues that we are impoverishing more and more people as we continue to damage the environment and move to privatize the world's water systems.
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The College of St. Scholastica is regularly recognized as one of the finest colleges in the Midwest. The 2013 "America's Best Colleges" survey by U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks St. Scholastica in the top tier of Midwestern universities. The Washington Post has rated St. Scholastica as one of the nation's 100 "hidden gems" among U.S. colleges and universities.