Social Transformation - Visions & Mobilizations: Bill McKibben and Vandana Shiva in Conversation

Join Right Livelihood laureates Bill McKibben & Vandana Shiva for a conversation about the future of our societies including a closer look at the policies and political movements shaping our future. 

Bill McKibben is one of the world’s leading environmentalists. He has been an influential author and educator for 30 years, and his 1989 book The End of Nature was one of the first-ever books written to inform a general audience about climate change. Over the last ten years, he initiated and built the first planet-wide, grassroots climate change movement. With the organization at its core, this movement has spread awareness and mobilized political support for urgent action to mitigate the climate crisis that is already unfolding.

Vandana Shiva is a globally recognized intellectual and activist who 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 are: counter-development in favor of people-centered, participatory processes; support to grassroots networks; women's 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.

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About the series, "Inspiring Change in Times of Crisis: Conversations That Matter With Right Livelihood Laureates". The Right Livelihood College at UC Santa Cruz and Right Livelihood Foundation has organized a series of online conversations this spring and summer. Right Livelihood Award laureates are among those who have implemented large-scale solutions to the root causes of global problems. Now, and in the years immediately ahead, we have an unprecedented opportunity to amplify these ecological and social solutions, frameworks, policies, and social movements. Watch this space for announcements of future sessions, sign up for our newsletter, and follow us on social media. 

Dial-In Information

Tuesday, June 30 at 8:00am to 9:15am

Virtual Event

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations

Invited Audience

General Public


Kresge College, Social Sciences Division, Right Livelihood College
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