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2011 Calgary Peace Prize Recipient - Dr. Vandana Shiva

 

Dr. Vandana Shiva is a trained-Physicist (received her Ph.D. from University of Western Ontario), philosopher, environmental activist, eco feminist and author of several books.  Shiva has fought for changes in the practice and paradigms of agriculture and food, intellectual property rights, biodiversity, biotechnology, bioethics, and genetic engineering are among the fields where Shiva has contributed intellectually and through activist campaigns. She has assisted grassroots organizations of the Green movement in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Ireland, Switzerland and Austria with campaigns against genetic engineering. In 1982, she founded the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology, which led to the creation of Navdanya, a network of seed keepers and organic producers spread across 16 states in India which has helped set up 54 community seed banks across the country; trained over 500,000 farmers in seed sovereignty, food sovereignty and sustainable agriculture over the past two decades; and helped setup the largest direct marketing, fair trade organic network in the country. It has created awareness on the hazards of genetic engineering, defended people's knowledge from biopiracy and food rights in the face of globalization and climate change and is a women centered movement for the protection of biological and cultural diversity. She has established a school for sustainability Bija Vidyapeeth on the Navdanya Biodiversity Farm in Doon Valley.

Her most recent books are Soil Not Oil, Earth Democracy and Water Wars. She is on the Board of International Forum on Globalization and World Future Council and she is the Vice President of global movement Slow Food International. Dr Shiva has received numerous awards like the Right Livelihood Award (also known as the 'Alternative Nobel Prize'), Order of the Golden Arc, & most recently she won the 2010 Sydney Peace Prize for her commitment to social justice. And for her work on the empowerment of women in developing countries, her advocacy of the human rights of small farming communities, and her scientific analysis of environmental sustainability.

The Consortium for Peace Studies at the University of Calgary is extremely pleased to announce its fifth annual Calgary Peace Prize recipient – Dr. Vandana Shiva.

The Calgary Peace Prize was established by the Consortium for Peace Studies at the University of Calgary in 2006 to highlight Calgary's contribution to world peace. The prize recognizes outstanding individuals from the global community, whose work has made the world a safer and less violent place.

VANDANA SHIVA PRESENTS "THE FUTURE OF FOOD" ON SEPT 23

The 2011 Calgary Peace Prize recipient, Dr Vandana Shiva will be presenting an exhilarating talk on "The Future of Food" at the River Cafe on Princes Island Park, Calgary. Tickets are $60. This event is a Meet & Greet reception over food & drinks for passionate Calgarians interested to meet & exchange ideas with Dr Shiva on food policy, peace activism, international development & environment. During this event Oxfam Canada will be also be presenting their new campaign called GROW, which focuses on food justice and women’s rights. All welcome in this event. For tickets, click here . $30 of your ticket purchase is considered a donation in support of the Consortium for Peace Studies activities. Please provide your contact information, in order to issue your tax receipt. Please ensure you have entered the correct email address for your online registration and the names of exact attendees. Your ticket will be an email confirmation letter. All attendees need to print this email ticket and bring to the event for entry.

Date: Friday September 23, 2011
Time: Cocktails & Food at 6:30pm, Dr. Shiva's presentation at 7:30pm
Location: River Cafe, 25 Prince's Island Park, Calgary, Alberta, T2P 0R1
Ticket: $60. To purchase tickets, click here https://netcommunity.ucalgary.ca/shivareception  

VANDANA SHIVA RECIEVES 2011 CALGARY PEACE PRIZE & PRESENTS "MAKING PEACE WITH THE EARTH" ON SEPT 24

Please join on us Saturday, September 24th 2011 at the Red & White Club as Alderman Gian-Carlo Carra & Chancellor Emeritus Joanne Cuthbertson present the 2011 Calgary Peace Prize to Dr Vandana Shiva, philosopher, environmental activist, eco feminist and author of several books. Her acceptance speech is titled "Making Peace with the Earth". This will include her commitment to social justice, food policy advocacy, empowerment of women in developing countries, her advocacy of the human rights of small farming communities, and her scientific analysis of environmental sustainability. Tickets are $12. This is a public event - all welcome. For tickets, click here . Doors open at 9:00 am, presentation by Dr Shiva: 10:00 am. Please ensure you have entered the correct email address for your online free registration and the names of exact attendees. Your ticket will be an email confirmation letter. All attendees need to print this email ticket and bring to the event for entry. Children over 2 years of age require a full ticket. Children under 2 yrs need to be seated on the accompanying adult's lap.

This event will also host craft sale & infomation booths by people or organizations involved with peace, social justice, environment, development, women's issues, food policy advocacy and natural health

Date: September 24, 2011
Time: Gates open 9:00 am, Calgary Peace Prize presentation and Dr. Shiva's presentation at 10:00 am
Location: Red & White Club, McMahon Stadium, 1833 Crowchild Trail NW, Calgary, AB
Advanced online tickets: $12; ($15 at the door)
To register/purchase your ticket, click here: https://netcommunity.ucalgary.ca/morningshiva

SPONSORSHIP/ INFORMATION/ VENDORS ON VANDANA SHIVA VISIT

If your organization deals with peace, social justice, environment, development, women's issues, food policy advocacy and natural health, you are welcome to purchase a table for $100 or $150 in this event as a sign of sponsorship. You are welcome to sell any product in these booths except for food.  For sponsorship details, click here. Sponsoring this event gives you the opportunity to introduce your organization to an audience of 750. You also need to submit a one page PowerPoint Presentation to promote your organizations goals with a message of how it relates to Dr Vandana Shiva's work. You submit these as well as a separate jpeg file of your organization’s logo to peaceuc@ucalgary.ca by Sept 15th, 2011. Your message will be displayed to all audience via a rotating Powerpoint presentation.

For an additional $50, we would introduce your new or existing initiative to the audience via the emcee.

Booth tables (8 foot) set-up time is 8:00am and display is from 9:00am-3:00pm. You are welcome to sell products (no food) from your organization in these booths, however please indicate this.

Date: Saturday, September 24, 2011
Time: Booth set-up at 8:00 am, Display 9am-3pm
Location: Red & White Club, McMahon Stadium, 1833 Crowchild Trail NW Calgary, Alberta
Ticket: $100 & $150. To purchase tickets, click here https://netcommunity.ucalgary.ca/sponsorshiva

Media

All media are welcome during this event. Please contact peaceuc@ucalgary.ca to pick up your media pass. All interviews with Dr Shiva have to be during these events (Sept 23, 5:30-9:30pm & Sept 24, 9:00am-11:30pm). No individual separate interviews will be possible outside the events due to the short duration of Dr Shiva's stay.

Sponsors/ Collaborators for Vandana Shiva's visit to Calgary:

ABC (Apiaries & Bees)

Alberta Food Policy

Arusha Centre

Big Sky Permaculture

Bullfrog Energy

Calgary Food Policy

Calgary Centre for Global Community

Calgary Seedy Saturday

Community Natural Foods

David Swann (Liberal Party)

Dirt Craft Natural Building

Dirt Craft Natural Building

Doug Perras (lawyer)

Eco Club at UC

Eco Yards by Laureen Rama

EPCOR Centre, Green Calgary

Faculty of Environmental Design at UC

Faculty of Nursing at UC 

Faculty of Social Work at UC

Hugo Bonjean – Author

Indian Canada Association of Calgary

Initiatives of Change

Judy MacLauchlan of UC Senate

Oxfam Canada

Planet Organic

Political Science Students at UC

Project Ploughshares

River Café

Shastri Indo Canada Institute

Sheldon Chumir Foundation

Slow Food Calgary

Social Work Student Association at UC 

Ten Thousand Villages

U of C Student Union

Verge Permaculture

Vogel and Company (lawyers)

Zeitgeist Society of Calgary  

For more information. contact Saima Jamal, event organizer at peaceuc@ucalgary.ca

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