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Vandana Shiva at Ojai’s Earth Day (Ojai, CA)
April 23, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
WORLD RENOWNED ECO-ACTIVIST DR. VANDANA SHIVA TO HEADLINE OJAI’S EARTH DAY
Dr. Vandana Shiva will headline Ojai’s annual Earth Day Festival on Saturday April 23, to take place at Oak Grove School from 11-4pm. Dr. Shiva will speak at 2:30 p.m. and will be introduced by Rick Ridgeway. There will be a book signing after Dr. Shiva’s appearance.
Often described as Monsanto’s worst nightmare, Dr. Shiva is a vocal opponent of chemically dependent industrial agriculture and one of the world’s leading voices in defense of organic and regenerative food systems. A Ph.D. in the Philosophy of Quantum Theory, Dr. Shiva is the founder and director of Navdanya, the director of the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology in India, chair of the Commission on the Future of Food, board member of the International Forum on Globalization, co-founder of Regeneration International, and an inspiration to multitudes of eco-activist organizations around the world. She also advises governments worldwide and presents at the U.N.
Her numerous awards include the Right Livelihood Award, the Lennon ONO Grant for Peace Award, and the Earth Day International Award. Time Magazine has identified Vandana Shiva as an “Environmental Hero,” Asia Week describes her as one of Asia’s five most powerful communicators, and Forbes Magazine has identified her as one of the “Seven Most Powerful Women on the Globe.” Shiva is the author and editor of more than twenty books including, most recently, Seed Sovereignty, Food Security.
This event is made possible with the support of Oak Grove School, Becket Films, Patagonia, Navdanya, Ojai Green Coalition, Center for Regenerative Agriculture, Food for Thought Ojai, Ojai Valley Land Conservancy, The Farmer and the Cook, and North Atlantic Books.