Strategies for Social & Environmental Justice: Insights from India

A workshop with Dr. Vandana Shiva & Neha Singh

 

8-9am   Registration & Organic Tea with Light Delights from India

9-9:15   Welcome

9:15-10:30   The Cultural and Religious Roots of Social & Environmental Activism in India (Dr. Vandana Shiva) (15 minute Q&A)

10:45-11   Break with Indian Refreshments

11-12pm   A History of Navdanya International (Dr. Vandana Shiva & Neha Singh)

12-1   Lunch: Vegetarian Indian Fare

1-2   Melding Service and Science: Navdanya’s Approach to Conserving & Sharing Biodiversity (Dr. Vandana Shiva & Neha Singh)

2-3   Dialogue on Strategies for Success in Local and Global Justice Initiatives with Dr. Vandana Shiva & Neha Singh (Moderated)

3-3:30   Tea & Reflection

3:30-4:30   Crafting a Collaborative Future: Reflections from Navdanya & Sterling Representatives (Moderated)

 

Photo of Vandana Shiva standing in golden light in a wheat field

Dr. Vandana Shiva: 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.

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