Social & Environmental Justice:
Insights from India
A workshop with Vandana Shiva & Neha Singh
Sunday, May 5th, 2019
Sponsored by the School of the New American Farmstead
Join us for an all-day workshop with the founder of Navdanya and the woman behind India’s seed saving movement and shift towards ecological agriculture. The day will feature a mix of presentations, dialog, reflection, tea, and vegetarian fare.
Discussion topics include:
- The Cultural and Religious Roots of Social & Environmental Activism in India
- A History of Navdanya International
- Melding Service and Science: Navdanya’s Approach to Conserving & Sharing Biodiversity
- Dialogue on Strategies for Success in Local and Global Justice Initiatives with Dr. Vandana Shiva & Neha Singh
- Crafting a Collaborative Future: Reflections from Navdanya & Sterling Representatives
Course fee: $25-$100, sliding scale
Schedule for the day:
8am Registration & Organic Tea with Light Delights from India
9:15 The Cultural and Religious Roots of Social & Environmental Activism in India (Dr.Vandana Shiva) (15-minute Q&A)
10:45 Break with Indian Refreshments
11:00 A History of Navdanya International (Dr. Vandana Shiva & Neha Singh)
12pm Lunch: Vegetarian Indian Fare
1:00 Melding Service and Science: Navdanya’s Approach to Conserving & Sharing Biodiversity (Dr. Vandana Shiva & Neha Singh)
2:00 Dialogue on Strategies for Success in Local and Global Justice Initiatives with Dr. Vandana Shiva & Neha Singh (Moderated)
3:00 Tea & Reflection
3:30 Crafting a Collaborative Future: Reflections from Navdanya & Sterling Representatives
Tickets include complimentary vegetarian Indian cuisine prepared by the Sterling Dining Hall, recognized as the healthiest college dining hall in the United States by Bon Appetit magazine.
Note: This event will take place in a large tent, so please dress for comfort based on outdoor temperatures.
Bio: An icon worldwide for the ecological revolution and a leader of the alter-globalization movement, Vandana Shiva has made teaching by example the basis of her work. Walking the back roads of India alone in the late 1980s in search of traditional seeds threatened by industrial agriculture, she returned leading a procession
of 500,000 demonstrators – farmers and activists – and with a network of 120 seed banks in place. Her initiatives have borne fruit on five continents and her legal proceedings against multinational corporations have earned her numerous awards, including the Right Livelihood Award – known as the “alternative Nobel prize”. Wrapped in her timeless sari of artisanal cotton, she calls upon each of us to become that “little nobody” who can reverse current trends.