Vandana Shiva
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Vandana Shiva Class Visit: Indigenous Perspectives on the Sky

  • 10/18
  • 2:00 pm-3:15 pm
  • Humanities Lecture Hall

Vandana Shiva, the world-renowned environmental activist and author, will visit Dr. Juan Sanchez Martinez and Dr. Britt Lundgren's class "Indigenous Perspectives on the Sky”. This course is part of the American Indian and Indigenous Studies (AIIS) minor, an interdisciplinary course of study that provides students with an understanding and appreciation of the broad historical, political, social, and economic issues and realities pertaining to indigenous societies and communities, both locally and globally, since the pre-colonial era through colonialism to modern times. Free and open to everyone. 

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Speaker's bio:

After earning a bachelor's degree in physics, a master's in the philosophy of science, and Ph.D. in philosophy, Shiva came to focus on environmental and social issues, becoming a leading activist working to promote biodiversity, especially native seed, and promoting fair trade and organic farming. She is the founder of the Navdanya movement in India, which has established 60 seed banks and contributed to the conservation of more than 3000 rice varieties. She is on India's National Board of Organic Standards and chairs the Commission on the Future of Food in Tuscany, Italy.

Shiva's advocacy and writing, including her books, Ecofeminism and Staying Alive: Women, Ecology and Develoipment, tie in gender and environmental issues. She is a founding board member of the Women's Environment & Development Organization (WEDO), established by the late U.S. Congresswoman Bella Abzug. Shiva's most recent book is Earth Democracy: Justice, Sustainability and Peace.

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