Our Delta: A Conversation With an Artist, Activist and Farmer
Wednesday, July 10, 6-8pm, RSVP or Drop-In and pay at the door
$10 for 18 Reasons members; $12 for the general public
Even more than food, water is vital for life. And in California, the struggle over water in is more than a century old and continues today. 18 Reasons has teamed up with Food & Water Watch and photographer Adrian Mendoza to bring a powerful new photo exhibition to 18 Reasons depicting California's Sacramento Bay Delta a network of precious waterways that sustains the state's most important estuary and hundreds of farms.
The exhibit's artist, Adrian Mendoza, will join long-time California water activist Adam Scow and Delta family farmer Rogene Reynolds to discussion their personal connection to the Delta and how it inspires their work.
Adrian Mendoza's photographs of the California Delta reflect his practice of aerial photography and passion for water issues by drawing attention to and crediting the actual location of our culinary abundance. In his words, DELTA is "an accurate and comprehensive time capsule of the California Delta, a region impacted by climate change and water privatization interests." The other-worldliness of these images and their aerial perspective cultivate a deeper understanding of the delicate ecological system that is the main and vital resource of California agriculture. Learn more about Adrian and view his photos at http://www.photobernalist.com.
Food & Water Watch, a public-interest consumer advocacy organization, is working to protect the San Francisco Bay Delta by preventing the construction of two massive tunnels to divert the Sacramento River away from the estuary. The Sacramento River comprises about 80% of the fresh water flow into the Delta and is the river with the largest remaining wild salmon run in California. Corporate agriculture and oil companies are supporting the tunnels in an effort to take more water for export-oriented agriculture and fracking operations on the southwest side of the Central Valley.
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