Featuring: A VOICE: Art Vision & Outreach In Community Education (Flathead Nation, Montana), Las Fotos Project (Los Angeles) Club Balam (Chiapas, Mexico), The Lower Eastside Girls Club (New York City)

Water is a Woman’s Issue examines how water can impact women in our homes and in our communities, and the strategies that may help protect us.

We have been exploring the concerns about water in our respective backyards so that we can: define a visual, ethnographic photography project to capture this emergent crisis, and to portray the impact of the scarcity–or abundance, and the pollution of water, within the daily life of our communities, and in our families.

This work also documents other projects of hope: scientists and engineers racing against time for solutions, environmental activists are planting trees, cleaning stream beds and shorelines, politicians and citizens are sounding alarms and creating new and equitable laws, and most importantly: youth groups are working to change the course of the future.

After all, it is the younger generation leading the climate action movement, organizing to highlight the crisis, fighting for equitable access to natural resources–including water, and struggling for a viable and sustainable planet for our future. We are wielding our cameras, and telling our stories from diverse corners of the world–we are answering the call to action.

Water is a Women’s Issue is a national collaborative project organized by the Lower Eastside Girls Club of New York, which examines how water impacts women’s bodies, our home communities and our daily life.

Our sister organizations, Las Fotos Project (Los Angeles), Club Balam (Chiapas, Mexico), A VOICE (Flathead Nation, Montana) and YAYA’s (New Orleans), are all exploring the struggles around water in their respective backyards. The girls are designing their own visual, ethnographic photography projects to capture the emergent crises pertaining to extreme water scarcity, abundance, pollution, and contamination.


  • The Lower Eastside Girls Club

    The Lower Eastside Girls Club

    The Lower Eastside Girls Club (LESGC) supports young women and gender-expansive youth of color throughout New York City in leveraging their inner power — to shape a better future for themselves, their community, and the world. Through free, year-round, innovative programming, we connect young people with their passions, celebrate their curiosity, and channel their creative energy. Together, we are building a just and equitable future filled with joy, power, and possibility.

    Every year, hundreds of youth ages 10–23 visit our facility where we offer after-school, weekend, and summer programming in STEM, arts, digital media, sound, wellness, civic engagement and leadership. Our 35,000 square foot facility includes a maker shop for coding and robotics, an environmental studies lab for STEM exploration, the Alphabet City Art School for visual arts and crafts, the Center for Media and Social Justice for digital media, film, and photography, the sound studio for music production and our radio station/podcast, WGRL (Where Girl Radio Lives), a design studio for fashion and material arts, an expansive and productive rooftop farm, a full culinary education center, and a 64-seat dome planetarium.

Water is a Women’s Issue

 archive : 2019

Featuring: Various Artists

Presented by: The Lower Eastside Girls Club
  • The Lower Eastside Girls Club


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