Thursday, February 18, 2016

An Evening with Vandana Shiva

An Evening with Vandana Shiva

by UVic Events

With great anticipation, a collaboration of Harmony Foundation, LifeCycles and UVIC’s Institute for Studies and Innovation in Community University Engagement, invite you to join Dr. Vandana Shiva on Feb 29th in Victoria at UVic's Farquhar Auditorium.

Join us for an outstanding evening of discussion about healthy food, people and communities, here and around the world.

While climate change and the loss of biodiversity are crucial issues for food security, even more critical is ensuring community control over our own food supply.


Farquhar Auditorium

Feb 29th

$20 At the Door $25

UVic Ticket Centre

How do food and food systems flow into all other areas of life and community?

What are some of the key questions we should be asking when choosing foods to grow and eat and bring into our community while doing our part to meet global challenges such as climate change, hunger and poverty?

In the Capital Regional District, water conservation, protecting and conserving agricultural land, and supporting traditional food systems are crucial to the region's food security. It is imperative, too, that we prepare for the changes in climate, weather and crop viability that have begun to occur and will accelerate over time. What can we learn from the resiliency of organic agroecosystems?

How can we increase access to regionally-adapted open-pollinated seeds that can respond to a changing climate and preserve biodiversity?

How can global examples inform local efforts here in Victoria?

Join us to learn about these compelling issues and how we can work together to make our communities more sustainable. There will be time for questions from the audience and to hear about how you can connect with local, on-the-ground food initiatives in the region. There will also be a book signing to follow -- bring a copy of one of Dr. Shiva's publications to be signed by her!

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