On April 12, internationally renowned environmentalist Vandana Shiva will be visiting The College of New Jersey.  We invite you and members of your organization to the afternoon event, which is planned as a facilitated conversation–a time to share your activities, hear from Shiva, and connect with TCNJ students and faculty.

Earth Democracy: New Jersey and the World
A community dialogue with Vandana Shiva
2:00 PM, Education Building 2

You are also welcome to attend two other events with Shiva on April 12:

11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Biotechnology and Food Justice: The Case of GMOs
Dr. Shiva responds to perspectives on ethics and innovation from
the Department of Biology and the School of Business
Education Building 212

5:00-6:20 PM
Keynote, followed by book signing
Mayo Concert Hall

We want to collect questions and topics in advance to guide the community dialogue. What would you like to speak with Dr. Shiva about? (Contact Janet Gray, gray@tcnj.edu) Please also reach out if you are interested in receiving a PDF of Shiva’s writing.

About Dr. Shiva

Dr. Shiva is an internationally renowned environmentalist and advocate for food justice, biodiverse agriculture, and small farms. Trained in quantum physics, she became involved in environmental research and grassroots activism when she witnessed the environmental harm caused by monocropping and pesticide use in her home region at the base of the Himalayas. She founded and directs Navdanya, an organization that protects biodiversity and promotes organic farming based on the traditional knowledge of rural Indian women.

A leader in efforts to build international networks among groups marginalized by global economic forces, Shiva advises governments and organizations globally, including Women’s Environment and Development Organization and the Asia Pacific People’s Environment Movement. Among her awards are the Alternative Nobel Prize and the Sydney Peace Prize. She has authored more than 20 books, including Water Wars: Privatization, Pollution, and Profit (2002), Earth Democracy: Justice, Sustainability, and Peace (2005), and Soil Not Oil (2008).