“Seeds of Hope and Freedom”
Vandana Shiva – world-renowned food activist, environmental activist, and social justice activist – is coming to Los Angeles this October!
Save the date: Tues Oct 30, 7pm
public lecture at Loyola Marymount University in Westchester/LA 90045
Registration announcements will be forthcoming but this is a “save the date” notice. To have the Environmental Change-Makers notify you when LMU opens the registration period, leave your contact information here http://transitionla.wufoo.com/forms/vandana-shiva-seeds-of-hope-and-freedom/
We anticipate that in this year of the election about GMO labeling, there will be considerable interest in hearing Dr Shiva’s talk. You are welcome to circulate news about this event widely. flier at https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B8_QT3rCgTDtbllvb1ZoaV9JRjA/edit?pli=1
Vandana Shiva is a world-renowned environmental leader and thinker. Director of the Research Foundation on Science, Technology, and Ecology, she is the author of many books
Dr Shiva is a leader in the International Forum on Globalization, along with Ralph Nader and Jeremy Rifkin. She addressed the World Trade Organization summit in Seattle, 1999, as well as the World Economic Forum in Melbourne, 2000. In 1993, Dr Shiva won the Alternative Nobel Peace Prize (the Right Livelihood Award). In 2010, she was awarded the Sydney Peace Prize for her commitment to social justice. The founder of Navdanya (“nine seeds”), a movement promoting diversity and use of native seeds, she also set up the Research Foundation for Science, Technology, and Ecology in her mother’s cowshed in 1997. Its studies have validated the ecological value of traditional farming and been instrumental in fighting destructive development projects in India.
Before becoming an activist, Dr Shiva was one of India ‘s leading physicists. She holds a master’s degree in the philosophy of science and a PhD in particle physics. To get on Dr Shiva’s mailing list and Friends of Navdanya, email KumKumbhas@aol.com
Navdanya is a network of seed keepers and organic producers spread across 16 states in India. Navdanya has helped set up 65 community seed banks across the country, trained over 5,00,000 farmers in seed sovereignty, food sovereignty and sustainable agriculture over the past two decades, and helped setup the largest direct marketing, fair trade organic network in the country.
Navdanya has also set up a learning center, Bija Vidyapeeth (School of the Seed) on its biodiversity conservation and organic farm in Doon Valley, Uttarakhand, North India.
Navdanya is actively involved in the rejuvenation of indigenous knowledge and culture. It has created awareness on the hazards of genetic engineering, defended people’s knowledge from biopiracy and food rights in the face of globalisation and climate change. More at the Navdanya website http://www.navdanya.org/