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Minx Auerbach Lecture: ‘Ecofeminist’ to discuss violence against women

by Johnson,Sara Elizabeth last modified Feb 16, 2013 10:02 AM
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  • Lecture
When Mar 04, 2013
from 05:30 pm to 06:50 pm
Where Multipurpose Room, Swain Student Activities Center
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Vandana Shiva, a global environmental and feminist activist, will discuss violence against women at UofL.


Shiva’s free, public talk is “Violent Economic ‘Reform’ and the Growing Violence against Women.” Opposing current agribusiness practices, she advocates a return to farming methods that benefit women in India and counter the trend toward urban migration.  She is expected to make connections between feminist issues and food-production policies that she contends harm the environment.


A physicist and philosopher, Shiva is director of the Research Foundation on Science, Technology and Ecology and founder of Navdanya, a movement to promote the diversity and use of native seeds rather than genetically engineered ones.

Her many books include “Making Peace with the Earth: Beyond Resource, Land and Food Wars,” “Staying Alive: Women, Ecology and Development,” “Soil Not Oil: Environmental Justice in an Age of Climate Crisis” and “Earth Democracy: Justice, Sustainability and Peace.” Shiva’s efforts earned her the Sydney Peace Foundation’s Sydney Peace Prize in 2010.

Shiva’s talk is the annual Minx Auerbach lecture in women’s and gender studies, which UofL’s women’s and gender studies department sponsors during Women’s History Month.

There will be a reception afterward.


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