Organization: Xavier University - The Edward B. Brueggeman Center for Dialogue
Join Green Umbrella for Earth Day with Vandana Shiva as a part of Xavier University's Land Justice Series! Her lecture is titled Earth Democracy: Sowing the Seeds of Environmental Justice.
Named by Forbes Magazine one of the “Seven Most Powerful Women on the Globe,” physicist, feminist and environmentalist Dr. Vandana Shiva is a catalyst for the global sustainability movement. Through her writing, teaching and campaigning, Vandana has helped change the global paradigm of food and agriculture, and has made significant contributions to the areas of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) and biotechnology to protect life’s biodiversity and indigenous knowledge. Demonstrating restorative leadership by standing up in the current of harmful norms to be a voice for possibility, Vandana inspires us to claim our unique leadership contribution in service to the Earth’s miraculous balance.
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. 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 enquiry with courageous activism. Forbes magazine in 2010 identified Dr. Shiva as one of the top Seven most Powerful Women on the Globe. Among her many awards are the Alternative Nobel Prize (Right Livelihood Award, 1993), Order of the Golden Ark, UN Global 500 Award and Earth Day International Award.
This is a free event for Xavier students, faculty, staff, and the public. No registration required.
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