Getting it Right

Getting it Right are smaller, casual, and informative gatherings led by experts on the topic. These events offer an opportunity to learn about a variety of social, cultural, and economic perspectives through conversations about the ethical aspects of issues of the day.

The Ethics of Getting Clean Water

Dr. Ingrid Waldron – ENRICH Project, Dalhousie University

7PM, Wed, October 17, 2018

President’s Lodge, Atlantic School of Theology

 

Summary

There are communities in Canada in 2018 without access to clean drinking water. This is a problem which disproportionately affects marginalized communities. Dr. Ingrid Waldron leads a discussion about the ethics of access to clean water.

Dr. Ingrid Waldron is Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at Dalhousie University and the Director of the Environmental Noxiousness, Racial Inequities and Community Health Project (the ENRICH Project). She studies the effects of race, gender, income and other inequalities on the health and mental health of Indigenous, Black, and other vulnerable communities. In June 2018, she was awarded the President’s Research Excellence Award – Research Impact from Dalhousie University. Her recent book There’s Something in the Water: Environmental Racism in Indigenous and Black Communities examines the legacy of environmental racism and its health impacts on Indigenous and Black communities in Canada.

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