Tune in for part 2 in our powerful conversation with Palestinian artist Ayed Arafah. Ayed shares about the reality of growing up in a refugee camp under occupation. We also hear about some of Ayed’s current artistic endeavors and how he sees art and activism as powerful tools in the pursuit of freedom and liberation.
We encourage you to celebrate Black History Month with our partners at Northern Michigan E3, who created this wonderful resource spotlighting important Black leaders throughout the month as well as sharing weekly days of action in support of their efforts in our community.
As we join many organizations and individuals in honoring and celebrating Black History this February, our team is sharing reflections on how they have been inspired by Black excellence throughout history and in the present day, as we look to build an equitable future where all can fully thrive.
We are honored to welcome Palestinian artist Ayed Arafah as our first State of Water guest in 2024. Tune in for part 1 in a powerful conversation with Ayed about his creative process, art as freedom in the midst of occupation, poignant reflections on feeling disconnected from water, updates on the crisis in his homeland, and much more.
As we look forward to kicking off our 2024 series of Understanding Racial Justice (URJ) cohorts next Monday evening with an in-person cohort at Farm Club just outside of Traverse City, we thought it’d be a meaningful time to share a big picture update on our URJ program. Seats are still available to join us next week!
We are wishing peace and wellbeing for you and yours as we welcome in 2024. We invite you to read this greeting from our 3 Co-Executive Directors Seth Bernard, Holly T. Bird, and Jenny Jones as well as listen to a Happy New Year audio message from Holly T. Bird.
For our final episode of the 2023 we are once again turning the microphone around on State of Water host and Title Track founder Seth Bernard. Seth gives some end of year reflections on where we’ve been as the State of Water Podcast and the Clean Water Campaign for MI and shares of his passionate commitment to being in solidarity with the Palestinian people.
In this special episode, State of Water host Seth Bernard checks in from this November’s One Water Summit in Tuscon, AZ, hosted by the US Water Alliance. Seth gives an intimate travel log style report sharing of inspiring connections, insightful conversations, and meaningful moments that will inform his work as he returns to Michigan.
Monica Lewis-Patrick is CEO and co-founder of We the People of Detroit, and has worked tirelessly on water justice issues for years in Detroit as well as being an effective advocate at the state and federal levels for water affordability and human rights. Her commitment to this work is truly contagious and we hope that you’ll be inspired as much as we are by this wonderful leader.
We invite you to read our 2023 Year in Review and check out some video highlights from an eventful year. Thank you for considering including Title Track in your end of year giving plans. Thank you so much for your support!
In the aftermath of last Friday’s devastating ruling from the Michigan Public Service Commission (MSPC) to grant the permits for a Line 5 tunnel, we’re happy to present this interview with Bill Latka, co-founder of the Oil & Water Don't Mix campaign.
As we look ahead to the next year, we invite your support to help us continue to deliver on the promise of our mission and the potential of our incredible team and network of partners. Thank you so much for your support!