Below is the press release for the upcoming speaker series of the Troy, Michigan Rotary Club, to be held virtually on Wednesday, July 29th.
AVFCW is sponsoring the presenter, Ms. Meghanlata Gupta, who will be speaking regarding hygiene practices in her community. Everyone is invited to join us that day for the virtual meeting via Zoom and learn more about the Anishinaabe people.
Meghanlata Gupta is an Anishinaabe student, historian, and journalist from the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. As a senior at Yale University completing a Bachelor of Arts in Ethnicity, Race & Migration, her research and organizing work focuses on Indigenous histories, archival practices, and storytelling techniques through journalism.
Ms. Gupta is the founder of Indigenizing the News, a digital news source dedicated to increasing Indigenous visibility and raising awareness of Native nations, cultures, issues, and knowledge systems.
Eileen Heasley, Troy Rotarian, and co-founder of A Vision for Clean Water will introduce Ms. Gupta. AVFCW is currently involved in its first U.S. based clean water initiative in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The organization is working with members of the Navajo Nation which is the largest tribe in the U.S. and covers more than 27,000 square miles of land throughout Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico. The ongoing COVID-19 crisis has disproportionately impacted the Navajo community, where one-third of the residents live in homes without access to running water.
Please fill out the form below to receive the link to join the meeting at 11:45 AM on Wednesday, July 29th. The link will automatically be sent via email to you.