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(Palo Alto, Calif.)—Environmental activist and author Dr. Vandana Shiva opens the Peninsula Open Space Trust’s (POST) 2019 Wallace Stegner Lecture Series at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts at 8pm, Tuesday, February 12.
“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Shiva to the Bay Area, and to share her insights and passion for the natural world,” said Walter T. Moore, president of POST. “Dr Shiva’s talk will demonstrate how we can work in harmony with nature to build environmental resilience and sustainability.”
Dr. Shiva is an advocate of a more equitable and sustainable food system that uses indigenous knowledge and a wide array of crops. She sees a return to natural and organic methods of farming as a solution for both food insecurity and climate change. As founder of the Navdanya Initiative, she has established seed banks and programs throughout India to teach farmers organic techniques. Navdanya is a “women-centered movement,” and in her lecture, Dr. Shiva will touch on the connections between sustainable agriculture and conservation, linking intersectional feminism with environmentalism.
The Wallace Stegner Lecture Series, now in its 27th year, pays tribute to the conservation legacy of Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, Stanford University professor and ardent spokesman for the West’s wild places, Wallace Stegner.
Tickets are available at www.openspacetrust.org/wsls-2019. Tickets are $40 for adults and $20 for students. All proceeds of the lecture series support POST’s work to protect open space on the Peninsula and in the South Bay for the benefit of all.
The series is supported by the Bill and Jean Lane Endowment, with additional support from Sand Hill Global Advisers, Noble & Lorraine Hancock, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Foundation, Calibre One Pie Ranch, Alex Wang Group, Fenwick & West and Embarcadero Media
Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) protects open space on the Peninsula and in the South Bay for the benefit of all. Since its founding in 1977, POST has been responsible for saving more than 76,000 acres as permanently protected land in San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties.