The Center for Women’s Global Leadership & the Institute for Women’s Leadership invite you to a public lecture by

Marcela Olivera

Bolivian water rights activist &
2011 Visiting Global Associate

The Right to Water in the Americas

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011
4pm Reception • 4:30pm Program.

162 Ryders Lane • RDJC Building.
Douglass Campus • Rutgers University.

Please RSVP at by October 18th.

About Marcela Olivera:
Marcela Olivera is the Latin American coordinator for the Water for All campaign. After graduating from the Catholic University in Cochabamba, Bolivia, Marcela worked for four years in Cochabamba as the key international liaison for the Coalition for the Defense of Water and Life. In 2004, she moved to Washington, DC for a year to work for the Water for All campaign, developing an inter-American citizens’ network on water rights. Named “Red Vida”, the network, which she continues to coordinate from Cochabamba, Bolivia, assists water rights groups throughout Latin America to coordinate their efforts to preserve or establish the water as a public good and human right. Currently, Marcela is the 2011 Visiting Global Associate at the Center for Women’s Global Leadership at Rutgers University.

About the Visiting Global Associate:
Established in 2002 with an endowment gift to the Institute for Women’s Leadership (IWL) from the Ford Foundation, the Visiting Global Associates Program provides scholars and activists from around the world opportunities to visit Rutgers University to work with the Center for Women’s Global Leadership and the IWL consortium. Visiting Global Associates may be in residence from two to six months to participate in leadership programs, curriculum development, and research initiatives on campus.

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