Solidarity through Water Law: Denver Law’s Symposium

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dwr2018_imodules_fnlThe University of Denver Sturm College of Law Water Law Review will present its eleventh symposium, “Forging Sovereignty, Self Determination, and Solidarity through Water Law,” on Friday, March 30. From the symposium’s website:

Water has long served as a source of both great conflict and critical collaboration in the history of the United States. Especially for historically marginalized communities of American Indians, Chican@s and Blacks, ownership, control, access and distribution of water rights has often been fleeting and limited in both scope and duration. Though these same communities have contested their marginalization in the realm of water law and policy sometimes through courts and other times through political and social mobilization, they have encountered apathy, resistance, and sometimes hostility to their claims.

This year’s symposium aims to bring those issues together. “The current political climate and conversations around race and inequity are pressing,” says Lindsey Ratcliff, this year’s symposium editor…

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