Carbon Conversations: "Sacred Seeds" Lecture by Dr. Vandana Shiva

Sunday, Nov 16th, 2014 - 11:00 am

The Trent Centre for Biomaterials Research in partnership with Kawartha World Issues Centre presents Carbon Conversations: "Sacred Seeds: Seeds of Resistance, Seeds of Hope", a talk with internationally renowned author and 'seed' activist, Dr. Vandana Shiva at 11am, Wenjack Theatre, Otonabee College at Trent University.

Dr. Shiva is a recipient of the Right Livelihood Award and holds a PhD in Quantum Theory from the University of Western Ontario. In 1991, she founded ʻNavdanya,ʼ a movement to protect the diversity and integrity of living resources, especially seeds, and to oppose the aims of the World Trade Organization agreement, which would have all seeds susceptible to genetic modification patents and becoming intellectual property.



Please note: There is an overflow room available nearby in Otonabee College, where guests can watch Dr. Shiva's lecture broadcasted live over a webcast. You can request a seat in the overflow room by submitting a request here. However, you do not need to print off a ticket, as seating will be first come first serve. 

In the event that a few more tickets become available for seating in Wenjack Theatre, we will contact with those on the overflow list.

If you have problems with receiving or printing your ticket, please e-mail or call us at 705-748-1680.

Donations accepted at the door (suggested $20 or pay what you can). Dr Shiva's book, Sacred Seeds, will be on sale before and following the talk. We do not anticipate time for book signing.

Please join us afterwards from 1-3pm for refreshments and an open conversation to bring back the themes and ideas from the lecture into a local context. This talk will take place immediately following the lecture, back in the Gathering Space, Gzowski College.

This event has been organized by Kawartha World Issues Centre, Trent University and the Centre for Biomaterials Research, Indigenous Environmental Studies and the First People's House of Learning with generous support from the David Sheperd Family,  Pacific Rubiales Energy, Wildeboer Dellelce, Sustainable Trent, and Trent Oxfam.For more information, contact KWIC at 705-748-1680 or email


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