“Environmental Hero” Set To Headline Women and Spirituality Conference

MANKATO, Minn.–Vandana Shiva, recipient of the Alternative Nobel Prize and Earth Day International Award, will be the keynote speaker opening day at the Woman and Spirituality Conference, Oct 31.

Described by Time magazine as an “environmental hero,” Shiva founded Navdanya, a national Indian based movement to protect resources and promote organic farming. The physicist, author and international sustainability leader started an international college for sustainable living in Doon Valley, India.

Her books include:

  • “The Violence of Green Revolution: Third World Agriculture, Ecology, and Politics”
  • “Monocultures of the Mind: Perspectives on Biodiversity and Biotechnology”
  • “Stolen Harvest: The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply”

Woman and Spirituality Conference

A conference that brings 1,000 people to campus every year, the Woman and Spirituality Conference includes 100 workshops that explore a variety of topics “through discovery, interaction, ritual and celebration,” a university-issued statement said.

This years conference will kick off with Shiva’s keynote address at 11 a.m. in the Centennial Student Union Ballroom. Registration is required. For a full list of workshops, session times and a registration form, visit sbs.mnsu.edu/woman.

Written by: Kaylee Kulich

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