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Discussing the Right to Food with Vandana Shiva

Angelic Organics Learning Center is proud to be co-sponsoring The Right to Food Conference with Vandana Shiva in April!

Who is Vandana Shiva?

World-renowned activist Vandana Shiva challenges us to think about development in more sustainable ways by bringing attention to leading social justice questions of the day: how natural resources can be protected in order to sustain the earth and our futures, the impact of globalization in rural communities, and the role of women in economic production.

With a bachelor’s degree in physics and a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Western Ontario, Shiva founded Navdanya, an Indian women's movement to protect the diversity and integrity of living resources, especially native seeds.

Shiva's many honors include the Right Livelihood Award, which recognizes and supports those "offering practical and exemplary answers to the most urgent challenges facing us today." A prolific author, her most recent books include Staying Alive (2010, South End Press) and Making Peace With The Earth (2013, Pluto Press).

WEISSBERG WEEK with VANDANA SHIVA, Weissberg Chair in International Studies

For complete schedule, see Beloit College's website.

Friday, March 21

7:30 PM: Film Showing: The Real Dirt on Farmer John

This film explores the trials and triumphs of family farm life and the creation of Angelic Organics, one of the largest Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farms in the United States and based in Caledonia, Illinois.  Produced by friend of Angelic Organics, Taggart Siegel and featuring Farmer John Peterson. Shown at Science Center 150 at Beloit College.

Wednesday, April 2

7:30 PM: Film Showing: Queen of the Sun - What are the Bees Telling Us?

Friend of Angelic Organics, Taggart Siegel takes us on a journey through the catastrophic disappearance of bees and the mysterious world of the beehive.  With interviews with Michael Pollan, Gunther Hauk and Vandana Shiva. Shown at Bushel and Peck's, 328 State Street, Beloit, WI. Optional farm dinner prior to screening - contact Bushel and Peck's.

Thursday, April 3

6:30-9:00 PM: Seed Savers Workshop with Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training (CRAFT) and Angelic Organics Learning Center. Space is limited and registration is required, click here.

Community Barn Loft, Angelic Organics


Friday, April 4  

8:00 PM: Keynote lecture by Vandana Shiva. The Right to Food:  Women, Development, and the Global Economy

Eaton Chapel, Beloit College

Saturday, April 5

1:45 PM: Food and Faith: A Conversation with Vandana Shiva. Co-sponsors:  Wisconsin Council of Churches, Angelic Organics Learning Center, Wisconsin Interfaith Power & Light

2:30-4:00 PM: Youth Leadership in Urban Gardening.  Note: this event is only for Beloit College students. Co-sponsor: Angelic Organics Learning Center Urban Initiative

Moore Lounge,  Pearsons Hall, Beloit College