Vandana Shiva visits Mount Saint Vincent University

Vandana Shiva visits Mount Saint Vincent University

Dr. Vandana Shiva & Guests: A Feast of Conversation about Women, Men and Food

On Monday 27 February 2012 internationally renowned food activist Dr. Vandana Shiva presented to an appreciative full house. The session started with a framing of gender issues, followed by a half hour talk by Dr. Shiva, and then allowed for small group discussions. Dr. Patty Williams then gave a short presentation on food security in the Nova Scotia context. Followed by Dr. Shiva who addressed questions from earlier discussions.

The event was organized by Oxfam, the Participatory Action Research and Training Centre on Community Food Security, and the Ecology Action Centre.

Dr. Shiva’s visit was covered in more detail by Marla Macleod at Adventures in Local Food: A blog of the Food Action Committee of the Ecology Action Centre

 Dr. Patty Williams , Dr. Vandana Shiva , Dr. Irena Knezevic
Pictured : Dr. Patty Williams , Dr. Vandana Shiva , Dr. Irena Knezevic


Find other events with Vandana Shiva in Nova Scotia

February 24
Dr. Vandana Shiva attended The Valley Sustainability Showcase at the Wolfville Farmers Market from 2:30pm-4:30pm. This event bought together vendors from the Wolfville, Kentville and Windsor markets as well as a showcase supporting community resiliency and sustainable initiatives currently active in Nova Scotia. Local politicians, business persons and educational faculty from Acadia were present at this exhibition of the Annapolis Valley’s dynamism. This event was free and open to the public but donations were encouraged, to support Shiva’s Navdanya organization.

Dr. Vandana Shiva attended a fundraising dinner at Tempest Restaurant. This dinner was open to the public and was a vegetarian 4 course meal with local wine. Host chef was Slow Food Nova Scotia leader Michael Howell.

Dr. Vandana Shiva gave an address at Horton High School in Greenwich, NS entitled ‘The Future of our Food.’ This presentation was hosted by the Horton Environment Club. All proceeds support Navdanya and the Peoples Policy on Global Seed Sovereignty.

February 25
Dr. Vandana Shiva was in Truro, NS, to give a brief talk at Seedy Saturday from 11-11:30am. The theme of the discussion will be on Seed Sovereignty.

Dr. Vandana Shiva spoke from 1-3pm at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College auditorium, with an address on farming sustainably, sponsored by ACORN.

Dr. Vandana Shiva gave a public lecture at 7pm at the Sharon United Church in Tatamagouche, NS. Theme: ‘Securing a Food Sovereign Future.’ Seating will be on a first come first serve basis.

February 26
A Conversation with Dr. Vandana Shiva at Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB. 7pm-9pm.

February 27
Dr. Vandana Shiva and Guests: A Feast of Conversation about Women, Men and Food. 9:00AM – 12:00PM (seating for 200, arrive early!) Mount St Vincent University, Multi-purpose Room, Rosaria Centre, Halifax, NS. Suggested minimum donation $10. Funds support the Navdanya organization.

 Dr. Vandana Shiva spoke at Dalhousie University (Ondaatje Hall, McCain building- 6134 University Ave Halifax, NS) to discuss her views on food security, water, land grabbing, women’s rights, the wisdom of small-scale farming, and seed sovereignty and more. All funds supporting the launch of the People’s Global Seed Sovereignty Project.