October 4, 2010
WOOSTER, Ohio — Environmental and social activist Vandana Shiva will present “Sustainability in South Asia” at the third session of the 2010 Wooster Forum on Wednesday, Oct. 13, in McGaw Chapel (340 E. University St.). The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7:30 p.m.
A native of India, Shiva has become a prominent world leader on environmental and human rights topics and issues. She advocates for the rights of women as well as the rights of small and organic farmers. Earlier this year, she received the Sydney Peace Prize for her work in social justice. In addition, she received the Right Livelihood Award, as well as the United Nations Global 500 Award, the Earth Day International Award, and the Lennon Ono Grant for Peace.
Shiva helped to found Navdanya, a network of seed keepers and organic producers in India. She received her Ph.D. in physics from the University of Western Ontario, and returned to India to
continue her research and set up the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Natural Resource Policy. She serves on the boards of the World Future Council, the International Forum on Globalization, and Slow Food International. She is also the author of more than a dozen books, including Soil Not Oil: Environmental Justice in an Age of Climate Crisis (2008) and India Divided: Diversity and Democracy Under Attack (2005).
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Written by Libby Fackler '13
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