Vandana Shiva In Conversation

Annual Right Livelihood Laureate Lecture

Saturday, January 25th, 7:00 pm @ Music Recital Hall
Register online: $10 Advance tickets, free for students

Parking passes will be sold in the Performing Arts lot. 

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WORKSHOP the NEXT DAY

Vandana Shiva: Poison Free, Fossil Free Food & Farming 

With Julie Guthman, Sarait Martinez, Zen Honeycutt, Mackenzie Feldman, Tim Galarneau (moderator) and David Shaw (facilitator)

Sunday, January 26th, 10 am - 4:15 pm @ CASFS Hay Barn
Register online: $10 student tickets, $40-$80 sliding scale general admission. Lunch included.

 

ABOUT DR. VANDANA SHIVA 

Globally well-known intellectual and activist, Vandana Shiva has shown ongoing commitment in different fields, making it difficult to label her name under a precise and unique category. At the core of her activism, there are: counter-development in favor of people-centered, participatory processes; support to grassroots networks; women rights and ecology. Author of numerous important books and articles, Vandana Shiva has shown a lifetime interest in campaigning against genetic engineering and the negative impact of globalization, advocating for the crucial importance of preserving and celebrating biodiversity.

Dr. Vandana Shiva is trained as a Physicist and did her Ph.D. on the subject “Hidden Variables and Non-locality in Quantum Theory” from the University of Western Ontario in Canada. She later shifted to inter-disciplinary research in science, technology, and environmental policy, which she carried out at the Indian Institute of Science and the Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore. In 1982, she founded an independent institute, the Research Foundation for Science, Technology, and Ecology in Dehra Dun dedicated to high quality and independent research to address the most significant ecological and social issues of our times, in close partnership with local communities and social movements. In 1991, she founded Navdanya, a national movement to protect the diversity and integrity of living resources, especially native seed, the promotion of organic farming and fair trade. In 2004 she started Bija Vidyapeeth, an international college for sustainable living in Doon Valley in collaboration with Schumacher College, U.K. Dr. Shiva combines the sharp intellectual inquiry with courageous activism. Time Magazine identified Dr. Shiva as an environmental “hero” in 2003 and Asia Week has called her one of the five most powerful communicators of Asia. Forbes magazine in November 2010 has identified Dr. Vandana Shiva as one of the top Seven most Powerful Women on the Globe. Dr. Shiva has received honorary Doctorates from the University of Paris, University of Western Ontario, University of Oslo and Connecticut College, University of Guelph. Among her many awards are the Alternative Nobel Prize (Right Livelihood Award, 1993), Order of the Golden Ark, Global 500 Award of UN and Earth Day International Award. Lennon ONO grant for peace award by Yoko Ono in 2009, Sydney Peace Prize in 2010, Doshi Bridgebuilder Award, Calgary Peace Prize and Thomas Merton Award in the year 2011, the Fukuoka Award and The Prism of Reason Award in 2012, the Grifone d’Argento prize 2016 and The MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2016.

Author, Scientist, Warrior, Mother

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Sponsored by Right Livelihood College at UC Santa Cruz with the Food Systems Working Group / Measure 43, Environmental Studies Department, Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems and Heller Chair.

Saturday, January 25 at 7:00pm

Music Center Recital Hall
400 McHenry Road, Santa Cruz, California 95064

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