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Antioch campus on Monday, April 22 (Photo by Megan Bachman)

Water the focus of ‘Earth Week’ at Antioch College

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A series of Earth Day-related events on the Antioch College campus next week invites the entire community to “Wade In” on environmental justice, particularly in relationship to water.

“Wade In … invites action, connection and collaboration,” according to event organizers.

Activities will include a concert featuring the World House Choir and guest artists, a panel discussion by indigenous water protectors, an environmental justice teach-in, a community dinner, a documentary film screening and opportunities to volunteer.

Schedule of events

Monday, April 22, 7 p.m.: World House Choir concert; Foundry Theater.

The performance also will be livestreamed; for the link, go online toantiochcollege.edu/earth-week.

Tuesday, April 23, 10 a.m.: Environmental Justice Teach-In; Coretta Scott King Center at Antioch College, 1020 Livermore St.

Tuesday, April 23, 2–3:30 p.m.: Indigenous Water Protectors Panel, with special guest Nina Berglund via Skype; Antioch College Arts & Science Building Room 219. The panel also is to be livestreamed.

Tuesday, April 23, 5 p.m.: Community Dinner, South Gym, Antioch College Wellness Center. Main dishes, beverage, and dessert provided; bring a side dish to share. Space is limited; reserve a seat by emailingsustainability@antiochcollege.edu.

Tuesday, April 23, 6–8 p.m.: Potato Plant-O-Rama; Antioch Farm, behind Wellness Center parking lot. Potato planting and spring farm prep. Weather dependent. Call 937-477-8654 with questions.

Wednesday, April 24, at 7 p.m.: “What Lies Upstream” documentary film screening, followed by discussion with alumna Maya Nye, ’99; Antioch College Arts & Science Building Room 2019.

Thursday, April 25, 2:30–5:00 p.m.: Earth Day campus projects: Invasive weed removal and native plant landscaping. For details, email:sustainability@antiochcollege.edu.

Friday, April 26, 12:30–2 p.m.: Tree planting Arbor Day celebration, rain or shine; gather at Antioch College’s Weston Hall.

In addition to these events, Glen Helen, Antioch College’s 1,000-acre nature preserve, will be hosting several Earth Day-related events from April 26–28, including Poetry to Celebrate the Earth, Friday, April 26; a native plant seed swap and resource fair as well as a bird walk, Saturday, April 27; and the annual Earth Day 5K/10K and a Raptor Center Baby Shower, both Sunday, April 28. Some of the Glen events are not free; more information is available at glenhelen.org.

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