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Natural Awakenings Chicago

Women and Water Symposium Coming to Chicago

Feb 26, 2016 05:38PM

 A fundraising event, Women and Water Coming Together Symposium (WWCTS), will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on March 5, at the Chicago Temple 1st UMC. The event is sponsored by Ojibwe organization Abiinooji-Aki, First United Methodist church, Chicago American Indian Center, Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Corp. and the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Reservation. 

Concerned individuals will share teachings, philosophies and stories about water and life. An honoring ceremony will be done for those working for Mother Earth, featuring American Indian Center Drum Groups. Lunch will be Indian tacos/fry bread and wild rice. A panel of grassroots individuals will speak on their own commitment to water and life and there’ll be an evening concert featuring Native American singer/songwriters and Chicago’s own Nicholas Barron. 

The goal of the symposium is to empower women so they’ll be able to stand up for clean water, because water is life. The intention is to sponsor women to attend the WWCTS in August and be healed.


Admission is $50 for an all-day pass or $30 for the concert only, students and seniors half-price, children under 13 $5, Parking $6. Location: First United Methodist Church, 77 W. Washington St., Chicago. For more information, call 715-634-5806 or visit