Dr. Vandana Shiva at West Chester

Posted by West Chester University on February 6, 2017

Please join us for an afternoon and evening with

Dr. Vandana Shiva
Food Justice Activist and Physicist

at West Chester University
Tuesday, March 21st

Time Magazine called her an “environmental hero” in 2003 and Forbes identified her as one of the Seven Most Powerful Women on the Globe in 2010. Please join us for:

Round Table Discussion: This event is open to the public and will include targeted community members: 4:00pm – 5:30pm in Sykes Ballroom C.

Public Talk: Dr. Shiva will give an evening lecture titled “Soil, Not Oil” in Asplundh Concert Hall, 7pm – 9pm. Doors open at 6:30. This Free but ticketed event is also open to the public (tickets available soon from SSI box office.)

A description of the talk from Dr. Shiva:

“We are the Soil. Humus, the Latin word for Soil, is the root of Human.

“A century of fossil fuel based industrial agriculture with its roots in war has not just destroyed 75% of the soil, water and biodiversity; it is responsible for 50% of the greenhouse gases leading to climate chaos. And it has resulted in structural hunger as well as 75% of the food related diseases. In “Eating Oil” we are becoming sicker.

“Fossil fuels and fossil fuel industrial agriculture is also at the root of erosion of democracy. Agro-ecology / Organic farming grows democracy, produces more and better food, grows health, mitigates emissions, and creates climate resilience.

“Moving away from fossil fuels, returning to the soil, has become an ecological, health, and democratic imperative.”

Bio of Dr. Shiva:

http://eviltwinbooking.org/speakers/dr-vandana-shiva with videos at the bottom.

Here’s a nice little clip of her to share with folks from her recent UN award for her work on biodiversity: https://www.facebook.com/globalgoalsUN/videos/10154323680011026/.

A short recent reading list:

Vandana Shiva in conversation with Ramin Jahanbegloo, Talking Environment (New Delhi: Oxford, 2013), ISBN: 0-19-809177-X.​

Vandana Shiva, Water Wars: Privatization, Pollution, and Profit (Cambridge: South End Press, 2000), ISBN: 9780896086500.

Vandana Shiva, Soil not Oil: Environmental Justice in an Age of Climate Crisis (Cambridge: South End Press, 2008), ISBN: 978-0-89608-782-8.

Vandana Shiva, Manifestos on the Future of Food & Seed (Cambridge: South End Press, 2007), ISBN-10: 0896087778, ISBN-13: 978-0896087774.

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