Vandana Shiva to speak at UVa, Tuesday, March 20

Welcome back from Spring Break!  It sure was quiet around Grounds (and on this blog) without all of the students around.

Mark your calendars for an exciting event coming up next Tuesday, March 20.  At 5:30pm in the Harrison/Special Collections Auditorium, Dr. Vandana Shiva will deliver a lecture entitled "Making Peace With The Earth" as part of the Brown College Visiting Environmental Writer and Scholars (ViEWS) Lecture Series.

A brief bio is available on the ViEWS website, and copied and pasted here:

The winner of the 1993 Alternative Nobel Peace Prize (also known as the Right Livelihood Award), Vandana Shiva is a world-renowned environmental activist and one of the leading voices in the local food movement. Based in New Delhi, India, Dr. Shiva is the Director of the Research Foundation on Science, Technology, a leader at the International Forum on Globalization and the author of over twenty books including Staying Alive: Women, Ecology, and Development (2008), Earth Democracy: Justice, Sustainability, and Peace (2005) and Water Wars: Pollution, Profits, and Privatization (2001). She is also the founder of Navdanya, an organization that promotes the conservation of diverse seed pools threatened by the spread of genetically-modified (GM) biota.
The auditorium is expected to fill up fast, so get there early!  An adjacent overflow room will also be set up with a live video feed.

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