Hi zootown folks! Some of us from wheaton labs are going to trundle on into town for this! I'm pasting in all the details that were emailed to the cool MCN list, but it lost formatting, which I'm not taking the time recreate (sorry).
We're planning to attend the afternoon seminar, then get dinner somewhere, then return to campus for the evening lecture. Reply here if you want to meet up at our dinner spot!
The President's Lecture Series
Founder and Director, Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology and Founder and Managing Trustee, Navdanya Trust
New Delhi, India
"Living Seed, Living Soil, and Earth Democracy"
Wednesday, February 24
Gallagher Business Building, Room 123
"We Are All Seeds: Food Security and Environmental Sustainability”
(Brennan Guth Memorial Lecture in Environmental Philosophy in collaboration with the Environmental Studies Program)
Wednesday, February 24
You are cordially invited to attend a seminar and lecture with Vandana Shiva. She is one of the most prominent radical scientists and environmental activists in the world, with a storied record of opposition to biotechnology, genetic engineering, and other advances resulting from corporate-led globalization. Trained as a physicist at the University of Punjab, she did her Ph.D. work at the University of Western Ontario. Dr. Shiva later shifted to interdisciplinary research in science, technology, and environmental policy, which she pursued at the Indian Institute of Science and the Indian Institute of Management in Banglahore, India. In 1982, she founded an independent institute — the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology in Dehra Dun — dedicated to the study of ecology and social issues. The Foundation has made a practice of partnering with local communities and social movements. In 1991, she founded Navdanya, a national movement especially concerned about the protection of native seeds and the promotion of organic farming and fair trade. This initiative has resulted in the establishment of sixty seed banks. In 2004, she started Bija Vidyapeeth, an international college for sustainable living in Doon Valley, in collaboration with Schumacher College, UK. She is a board member of the International Forum on Globalization. In 1993, she received the Alternative Nobel Peace Prize (the Right Livelihood Award).
Dr. Shiva’s more than two dozen books include the following:
Seed Sovereignty, Food Security: Women in the Vanguard of the Fight against GMOs and Corporate Agriculture (2016)
Ecofeminism: Critique, Influence, Change (2cd ed., 2014), written with Maria Mies
Making Peace with the Earth (2013)
Staying Alive: Women, Ecology, and Development (2010)
Soil not Oil (2008 )
Earth Democracy: Justice, Sustainability, and Peace (2005)
Water Wars: Privatization, Pollution, and Profit (2002)
Stolen Harvest: The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply (2000)
Tomorrow we're making 120 lbs. of sausage between venison and elk bratwurst, summer sausage and weisswurst, in addition to the 40 lbs. of bratwurst we're still eating from last fall. Need to confirm this with my wife. We could do a little potluck.
Tim's right - what a generous offer, Jesse! There will be six of us from wheaton labs, and one gal from Transition Missoula on Facebook said she might like to meet up, and maybe others who haven't said anything, so I'm thinking that might already be too many.
You know, it makes sense to me if you'd want to share some though mostly keep your larder full, and not empty it in one fell swoop!
I thought I could make the afternoon show, but it's not looking good. I don't believe I was included in Jocelyn's count, but either way, my impact on what you, Jesse, are offering was very limited for a vegan. However, the draw was to touch base with a fellow Missoulian, and a sip of hard cider. Perhaps that will be another time. Hope the Vandana Shiva events are fruitful. Cheers, Tim
Location: Carnation, WA (Western Washington State / Cascadia / Pacific NW)