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Second San Joaquin County Latino Community Water Forum to be held at Pacific

Mar 22, 2010

Hispanics for Political Action of San Joaquin County (HPA), in collaboration with University of the Pacific's School of International Studies and Inter-American Program, will sponsor an educational forum on the water issues with special emphasis on agriculture and the legislative water bond which will go before voters in November 2010.

Discussion will consist of information that is simplified but informative on; agriculture, conservation, surface water, ground water and subsidies for agriculture water.  The forum will provide an informational and educational stage for discussion and meaningful dialogue to elicit public awareness among and within the Latino and other communities. 

The event is an Environmental Justice approach to reach out and engage the Latino community through none traditional avenues; schools, churches and the media.  The event is scheduled for Saturday, April 3, at Pacific in Grace Covell Hall.  Translation services will be provided.  The program will be conducted in English.

The forum will begin with a free continental breakfast at 8 a.m. and open with a welcome address at 9 a.m.  The forum will conclude with an answer and question period between 11 a.m. to noon. The forum is free and no prior registration is necessary.  No parking permit is required.  Attendees can park in the parking lot north of Grace Covell Hall.  Grace Covell Hall is located east and behind Morris Chapel.

Partial list of Panelist:

  

Dan Momellini Jr. Esq.         Legislative Water Package; Conservation and subsidies

  

Sarge Green                           Linkages between surface water supplies, groundwater and ongoing viability of agriculture

  

Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla     Water for Agricultural Use

  

City of Stockton                     Urban and Built Environment Water -  Drinking water and Urban Needs

  

Latino Water Coalition          Invited