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Vandana Shiva coming to Waterloo Oct. 21st, 2009

Oh, how exciting!! Vandana Shiva is coming to Southwestern Ontario to give a talk to promote her new book “Earth Democracy.”  I’ve read quite a few of her books and find her arguments persuasive and powerful.  She is an ecofeminist extraordinaire, a powerhouse fighting against corporate control of natural resources, especially of seed, and fighting for the small farmer and local communities, as well as human rights in general.  She is my hero.

Here’s a little more info.  For the full blurb, click here:

LECTURE: Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009 at 8 p.m.
Humanities Theatre, J.G. Hagey Hall of the Humanities, UWaterloo
No ticket is required, but free registration is appreciated here

“In India, Shiva established Navdanya, a movement for biodiversity, conservation and farmers’ rights. Navdanya means the nine crops that represent India’s collective source of food security. She also launched a school for sustainability on the Navdanya Biodiversity Farm in north India.

As well, Shiva is the founding director of the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology, a network of researchers specializing in ecology, health and sustainability. She serves on the boards of the International Forum on Globalization and the World Future Council. She is the vice-president of a global movement called Slow Food International.

Shiva, who completed her PhD at the University of Western Ontario in 1978, is a physicist and philosopher of science, as well as an ecologist, activist, editor and author of many books. Her most recent books are Earth Democracy and Water Wars.

Shiva was a recipient of the 1993 Right Livelihood Award – considered the Alternative Nobel Prize. The award recognizes “vision and work contributing to making life more whole, healing the planet and uplifting humanity.

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2 Responses

  1. Lucky you! I read quite a few of her pieces in various womens studies and environmental studies courses in university. Enjoy!

  2. I certainly hope that I will have the energy to go! I continue to feel under the weather but if I get enough sleep this weekend and shake it off, I hope to go. I just wish it wasn’t so late – I will have a 1.5 hour drive home afterwards and a very early start the next day…

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