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A week’s worth of Weissberg events, featuring food activist Vandana Shiva

March 27, 2014 at 11:40 pm

As we mentioned yesterday, Beloit College’s 2013-14 Weissberg Chair in International Studies Vandana Shiva is scheduled to visit campus next week. The world-renowned author, activist and founder of Navdanya, an Indian women's movement to protect the diversity and integrity of living resources and native seeds.

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In preparation for her visit, student and faculty groups have been reading her work--and critiques of her work--in recent weeks.

Shiva will give a keynote address titled “The Right to Food: Women, Development and the Global Economy” on Friday, April 4 at 8 p.m. in Eaton Chapel. All events are free and open to the public, but if you’d like to attend the Farm to Table dinner April 2 at Bushel & Peck’s, you should call B&P [(608) 363-3911] as soon as possible and reserve a place.

Friday, March 28
Screening of
Bullsh*t
Science Center 150, 7 p.m.

Monday, March 31
Conviviality and Poster Session
Wright Museum of Art Courtyard, Beloit College campus, 4 p.m.

Tuesday, April 1
Radio segment on local station WCLO
3:38 p.m.

Wednesday, April 2
Farm-to-Table dinner
Bushel & Peck’s, 328 State St., Beloit, 6 p.m.
Reservations through Bushel & Peck’s (608) 363-3911

Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us?
A film by Taggart Siegel’81
Bushel & Peck’s, 328 State St., Beloit, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, April 4
Panel 1: “Sustainable Agriculture: Local and Regional Models”
Moore Lounge, Pearsons Hall, Beloit College campus, 4 p.m.

Saturday, April 5
Panel 2: “College Students Out of the Classroom: Applying Theory to Activism”
Moore Lounge, Pearsons Hall, Beloit College campus, 9 a.m.

Poster session
Moore Lounge, Pearsons Hall, Beloit College campus, 10:30 a.m.

Panel 3: “Food Availability, Quality and Access”
Moore Lounge, Pearsons Hall, Beloit College campus, 11 a.m.