Dr. Vandana Shiva Visits Nova Scotia!

Dr. Vandana Shiva, one of the 7 most influential women in the world, will be visiting Nova Scotia!

Vandana Shiva, is a physicist, environmental activist and author. Shiva, currently based in Delhi, is author of over 300 papers in leading scientific and technical journals.

Shiva participated in the nonviolent Chipko movement during the 1970s. The movement, whose main participants were women, adopted the tactic of hugging trees to prevent their felling. She is one of the leaders of the International Forum on Globalization, (along with Jerry Mander, Edward Goldsmith, Ralph Nader, Jeremy Rifkin, et al.), and a figure of the global solidarity movement known as the alter-globalization movement. She has argued for the wisdom of many traditional practices, as is evident from her interview in the book Vedic Ecology (by Ranchor Prime) that draws upon India's Vedic heritage. 

Shiva will be visiting Nova Scotia from February 24th to February 27th, participating in a number of events throughout her visit.

Highlight of Events

February 24:

10:00am - Visit to Just Us! Grand Pre

2:30pm-4:30pm- Sustainability showcase at the Wolfville Farmers Market

7:00pm - 'The Future of our Food' address at Horton High School (Tickets can be purchased at Box of Delights in Wolfville: $25 for adults, $5 for students)


February 25:

1pm-3pm - address on 'Farming and Sustainability' at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College (Tickets $10 can be purchased here)

7pm- 'Securing a Food Sovereign Future' public lecture at the Sharon United Church in Tatamagouche


February 26:

9:30am-2:30pm - 'Transforming Local and Global Connections' talk at Dennis Hall and Desmond Hall, Antigonish (contact Colleen for more info: 902 867-3895)

7pm-9pm - A conversation with Dr. Vandana Shiva at Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB


February 27:

9:00am-12:00pm - 'A Feast of Conversation about Women, Men and Food' at Mount St. Vincent University Multi-purpose room. (Suggested min. donation $10)

7:00pm- 'Water and Biodiversity, Agriculture and Justice' at Dalhousie University (Suggested min. donation $10)


More information on Vandana Shiva can be found here.

Please visit the ACORN website for a detailed listing of events.

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It's March 14th and I am just getting the posting that Dr. Shiva will be in Nova Scotia in February. Wish I had known before her visit.


Judith Shaen