On Wednesday, March 22, the Cultural Events Board in partnership with Eye Resist and the Eco-Social Justice Team at the Environmental Center will host an event featuring Vandana Shiva on "Eco-Social Justice on the Global Frontlines," a discussion of justice, culture and ecology.
Shiva is a world-renowned policy expert, author, global leader and justice activist. In 2010, Forbes Magazine identified her as one of The World's Seven Most Powerful Feminists. And in 1993, Shiva received the Right Livelihood Award, also known as the "Alternative Nobel Prize," and has continued to author books, policy papers and more.
A trained nuclear and quantum physicist who dedicates herself to cultivating "earth democracy," Shiva contributes in fundamental ways to changing the practice and paradigms of agriculture, food, science and economics. She is a famed activist raising awareness about the perils of genetically modified foods and increasingly monopolized food systems.
Shiva has made significant contributions to the areas of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) and biodiversity while making visible the social, economic and ecological costs of corporate-led globalization.
On top of her policy and activist work in India, she advises governments worldwide and is currently working with the government of Bhutan to make the nation 100 percent organic, as well as with the governments of Tuscany and Rome to create a hopeful and livable future for young people. Shiva still works with her famed Navdanya project, which among many notable accomplishments has founded over 40 seed banks in India in support of Indian farmers.
The event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. in the University Memorial Center's Glen Miller Ballroom. Doors open at 5 p.m.