Vandana Shiva

Vandana Shiva In Conversation

with Professor Nancy Chen
Annual Right Livelihood Laureate Lecture

Saturday, January 25th, 7:00 PM @ UC Santa Cruz Music Recital Hall


Advance registration required. 
$10 general admission tickets, free for students. 
$5 parking passes will be sold in the Arts parking lot. 



Poison-Free, Fossil-Free Food & Farming

All-Day Workshop with Vandana Shiva

with Julie Guthman, Sarait Martinez, Mackenzie Feldman, Carmen Cortez, Tim Galarneau (moderator) and David Shaw (facilitator)

Sunday, January 26th, 10:00 AM - 4:15 PM @ UC Santa Cruz Cowell Hay Barn


Advanced registration required. 
$10 student tickets. $40 Early Bird Tickets until January 10th. $60 General Admission.
Free parking in lot 116. 

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About Vandana Shiva

Globally well-known intellectual and activist, Vandana Shiva has shown ongoing commitment in different fields, making it difficult to label her name under a precise and unique category. At the core of her activism, there are: counter-development in favor of people-centered, participatory processes; support to grassroots networks; women's rights and ecology. Author of over 20 books, Vandana Shiva has shown a lifetime interest in campaigning against genetic engineering and the negative impact of globalization, advocating for the crucial importance of preserving and celebrating biodiversity.

Dr. Vandana Shiva is a world-renowned scholar and tireless crusader for economic, food, and gender justice. Dr. Shiva was trained as a physicist and later shifted her focus to interdisciplinary research in science, technology, and environmental policy.

In 1982, she founded an independent institute, the Research Foundation for Science, Technology, and Ecology which was dedicated to high quality and independent research to address the most significant ecological and social issues of our times in close partnership with local communities and social movements. In 1991, she founded Navdanya, a national movement to protect the diversity and integrity of living resources, especially native seed, and to promote organic farming and fair trade. In 2004, in collaboration with Schumacher College, U.K., she started Bija Vidyapeeth (Earth University), an international college for sustainable living in the Doon Valley in Northern India.

Time Magazine identified Dr. Shiva as an environmental “hero” in 2003 and Asia Week has called her one of the five most powerful communicators of Asia. Forbes magazine in November 2010 identified Dr. Vandana Shiva as one of the top Seven most Powerful Women on the Globe. Among her many awards are the Alternative Nobel Prize (Right Livelihood Award, 1993), Order of the Golden Ark, the UN’s Global 500 Roll of Honour, and The MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity in 2016.


Thank you!


This event is sponsored by the Right Livelihood College at UC Santa Cruz with the Institute for Social Transformation, Division of Social Sciences, Food Systems Working Group & Measure 43, Environmental Studies Department, Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems, and Heller Chair.


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