Join Water Bar & Public Studio for a free and fun evening tasting and talking tap water at Vikre Distillery in Duluth. Special guests from Duluth and nearby communities in the Lake Superior watershed will share water stories in a live taping of a new Water Bar podcast.
We'll be chatting with:
+ Lyz Jaakola (Anishinaabe), member of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior. Lyz has worked on behalf of water for many years, raising awareness and engaging communities with an Indigenous focus. Her intention is to encourage us all to maintain a sustainable relationship with water and environment.
+ Howard Jacobson, Utility Operations Manager for the City of Duluth, who take pride in making Superior Water even better!
+ Sarah Erickson, Education Director for Great Lakes Aquarium, which inspires people to explore their connection to Lake Superior and waters of the world.
+ Allen Richardson, an organizer who has worked with WaterLegacy to stop the PolyMet sulfide mine, with Honor the Earth to stop Line 3, and Minnesotans for Pipeline Cleanup to prevent the abandonment of the old Line 3 oil pipeline.
+ Joel Vikre, co-founder & CEO of Vikre Distillery, a triple bottom line company making spirits from Lake Superior water. Joel currently serves on the board of the St. Louis River Alliance, which aims to protect and restore the St. Louis River. Joel was a founding board member of Blood:Water, a non-profit that has equipped local organizations to provide clean water, sanitation and hygiene to over a million people in Africa.
+ John Doberstein, an organizer with Duluth for Clean Water, an all volunteer organization that is seeking a healthy future for the St. Louis River and Lake Superior watershed.
+ Laura Sellner, a singer-songwriter from Duluth who leads the eerie folk project Superior Siren, will speak about the relationship between Lake Superior and her music.
ABOUT WATER BAR
Water Bar & Public Studio is an artist-led bar and community that serves water to build relationships and transform culture. To learn more or to volunteer as a Water Bar "Water Tender" visit our volunteer page.
Thank you to Vikre Distillery for hosting this event and serving water from Lake Superior every day!