Medicine Wheel Speakers – Earthdance Co-Manifestival June 21, 2020

Dr. Vandana Shiva – Philosopher, environmentalist, author, professional speaker, social activist, and Founder, Navdanya network

Life is self-organized complexity in interconnectedness and diversity. As scientist, author, and activist Vandana Shiva explains, Reclaiming the Commons of Life is the beginning of healing the wounds of the earth and society which have been caused by the illusions of separation and superiority. It is reclaiming our power and potential as planetary citizens, members of one Earth Family.

Vandana Shiva is a world renowned activist and environmental leader whose work goes back nearly four decades. In 1993, she was awarded the Right Livelihood Award (The Alternative Nobel Peace Prize) and in 2009 she was honored with the “Save the World” award. She is a leader of the International Forum on Globalization with Jeremey Rifkin and Ralph Nader and founded Navdanya, an agroecological teaching farm and seed bank in her native India. She is the author of over twenty books including Earth Democracy, Soil Not Oil, Water Wars, and the forthcoming Reclaiming the Commons: Biodiversity, Traditional Knowledge, and the Rights of Mother Earth  through Synergetic Press.

with introduction by Doug Reil – Managing Director, Synergetic Press