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Making Peace with the Earth with Dr Vandana Shiva (TALK)

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7.30pm Wednesday 20th April (Powerhouse Theatre) – $35

“You are not Atlas carrying the world on your shoulder. It is good to remember that the planet is carrying you.” – Dr. Vandana Shiva


Indian scholar, environmental activist and anti-globalisation author Dr Vandana Shiva has dedicated her career to investigating the most significant ecological and social issues of our time.  The disastrous gas leak in Bhopal from Union Carbide’s pesticide plant in 1984 compelled Dr Shiva to shift her focus from Physics to environmental policy, the protection of agricultural diversity, organic farming and fair trade.  Author of over 20 books including Making Peace with the Earth, Biopiracy, Stolen Harvest and Water Wars, Dr Shiva highlights the social, economic and ecological costs of corporate-led globalisation. Due to her first book, Staying Alive and her progressive views on women’s involvement in agriculture, Dr Shiva is also known as an eco-feminist who has helped redefine perceptions of women in developing countries.  Dr Shiva chairs the Commission on the Future of Food and is a board member of the International Forum on Globalisation.  In 2010, Forbes Magazine identified Dr Shiva as one of the seven most powerful women in the world.

This evening, moderated by Paul Barclay host of Big Ideas, ABC Radio National, and is titled Making Peace with the Earth. We will enjoy Dr Shiva’s sharing of the importance of the soil itself which was acknowledged by the UN General Assembly when it declared 2015 the International Year of Soils. Tibet’s pivotal role as the water source for billions of people throughout Asia will also be a particular focus. 

Dr Shiva’s passionate and compelling address will be complemented by evocative music by Tenzin Choegyal and friends.