[act-ma] Water Activist Maude Barlow in JP!

Jamaica Plain Forum info at jamaicaplainforum.org
Thu Mar 13 08:04:05 PDT 2014

Dear Friends,
Please join the Jamaica Plain Forum and water warrior *Maude Barlow* for a
discussion of her bold new book: Blue Future: Protecting Water for People
and the Planet Forever (New Press, 2014). Maude is the author of 17 books,
the national chairperson of the Council of Canadians, the board chair of
Food and Water Watch, a senior scholar at IPS, and a leader of a dynamic
global movement to address the global water crisis.

This book, the final installment of Maude's "Blue" trilogy, includes
inspiring stories of struggle and resistance from communities across the
globe, as well as examples of government policies that work for people and
the planet. A call to action to create a water-secure world, this is, in
the end, a book of hope.

*Blue Future: Protecting Water and People and the Planet Forever *
*Thursday, March 20th, 7pm-8:30pm*

*First Church JP, 6 Eliot St (map
RSVP on Facebook <https://www.facebook.com/events/1475161912712373/> or by
<info at jamaicaplainforum.org?subject=RSVP%20for%203%2F20%20Maude%20Barlow%20forum>*

Co sponsors include: Grassroots International, Food and Water Watch and
Corporate Accountability International.

*Save the Date!!!*

*Jobs Not Jails: End Mass Incarceration and Fund Job Creation *
*Thursday, April 3rd, 7pm-8:30pm*

*First Church JP, 6 Eliot St (map
<http://act.ips-dc.org/site/R?i=_aDp3bAUIBrwCO0-o9GiZA>)RSVP on Facebook
<http://act.ips-dc.org/site/R?i=q9xuNq5uD5_w7sWRQUb3YA> or by email
<info at jamaicaplainforum.org?subject=RSVP%20for%204%2F3%20Jobs%20not%20Jails%20forum>*

The U.S. locks up a higher percentage of its population than any other
nation in the world.* In Massachusetts, the prison population has tripled
since the 1980s.* At this rate, Massachusetts will spend $2 billion in the
next 7 years to build 10,000 new jails. Meanwhile, the state is shedding
jobs and people are looking for work.

The *Jobs Not Jails campaign
<http://act.ips-dc.org/site/R?i=uNhu9xVi6BAww4EvK35-LA>*, part of a
national movement to end mass incarceration, is calling on the state to *stop
construction of new prisons and redirect money saved into jobs programs. *The
campaign will present Jobs Not Jails petitions to the legislature at a
rally on the Boston Common on April 26. We need your help in collecting
10,000 signatures before then!

Learn more about mass incarceration, the Jobs Not Jails campaign, and how
you can help from Josh Beardsley of EPOCA (*Ex-Prisoners and Prisoners
Organizing for Community Advancement*), Andrea James of *Families for
Justice as Healing*, and a member of *Youth Against Mass Incarceration* at
the JP Forum.
In Community,
Tracy Bindel

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