CFI West - 09.16.07 Gil Garcetti: Water is Key, Improving Health & Empowering Women In Africa
Posted: 21 August 2007 08:08 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Gil Garcetti:
Water is Key: Improving Health and Empowering Women in Africa

Sunday, September 16, at 11 a.m.

In several West African countries, an estimated 70 percent of people live without safe water for everyday use in rural communities. Not only does this lack of safe water negatively impact the health and welfare of Africans in Muslim countries but it prevents girls from attending school. The scarcity of adequate water resources could become a major moral and political issue worldwide in the 21st century. Gil Garcetti documents this crisis in his new photo book, Water is Key, being released in September. The book addresses safe water, health, and the empowerment of women in West Africa.

Garcetti, who served as the L.A. County District Attorney from 1992-2000, is President of the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission and was named as one of the country’s four master photographers in 2003 by American Photo magazine. He has published three other books of photography. An exhibit of Water is Key opens at the Fowler Museum at UCLA on Sept. 9 and runs through Nov. 25.

His book will be made available for sale and signing by Book Events & Authors Unlimited.

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