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|An Evening with Dr. Vandana Shiva|
|Date||Wednesday August 27|
|Time||7:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
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Jackson Theater at Sonoma Country Day School
4400 Day School Place
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
As natural disasters, climate change, GMOs, and an economic system dependent on oil devastate farmers in the developing world, Dr. Vandana Shiva's Seeds of Hope project provides an answer.
A physicist, ecologist, and activist, Dr. Shiva discusses how a global industrial food system that supplies the few with plenty at the expense of the many "is a recipe for eating oil," resulting in growing hunger, soaring commodity prices, food riots and an alarming pattern of 150,000 farmer suicides in India. The situation is critical and becoming more desperate each day.
Dr. Shiva's Seeds of Hope project in India is restoring life to the suicide belt of India and assisting communities affected by recent tsunamis, drought, and the effects of climate change. Her policy advocacy on the international scene has successfully defended the right to seed for farmers and the right to food and water for all.
Winner of the alternative Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 (the Right Livelihood Award) and named by AsiaWeek as one of the top five most important people in Asia in 2001, Vandana Shiva is a dynamic, provocative thinker and commentator on the environment, women's issues, and international affairs. She is author of Biopiracy: The Plunder of Nature and Knowledge and Stolen Harvest: The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply, among many other books. Dr. Shiva is a member of the IFG board of directors and the founder and director of Navdanya International, a science and policy research center.