4W Summit Keynote and Soffa Lecture: Vandana Shiva-“Women Lead the Way”

Soffa Lecture and 4W Keynote: Vandana Shiva ~ “Women Lead the Way: From violence to Non violence, from greed to sharing, from hate to love.” Registration is requested but not required for the Shiva lecture.A

Gerda Lerner Film and director’s talk:Why Women Need to Climb Mountains” a film by

Vandana Shiva

Vandana Shiva

Time magazine environmental hero and one of Forbes seven most powerful women on the globe, Vandana Shiva, Ph.D., delivers the keynote address on April 27 for this year’s 4W Summit on Women, Gender and Well-being. Her presentation also serves as this year’s J. Jobe and Marguerite Jacqmin Soffa Lecture sponsored by the Human Rights Program.Shiva is the founder and director of the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology in Dehra Dun, India. Trained as a physicist, she is well-known for her interdisciplinary research in science, technology and environmental policy and her activism for protecting biodiversity, promoting sustainable agriculture and championing gender equity. She will present, “Women Lead the Way: From Violence to Non-Violence, from Greed to Sharing,

Gerda Lerner

Grassroots activist, social reformer, writer, and pioneering feminist historian Gerda Lerner can be called one of the most inspiring women of the 20th century. This documentary (English and German) Why Women Need to climb Mountains – A journey through Lerner’s life and work  shows in detail her courageous life and work and asks the question: How does knowing our history affect our potential to shape the future? The exploration of the film reaches back into the revolutionary awakening of women in the 20th century, and stretches into the 21st century with the question: what is next?

Filmmaker Renata Keller joins the audience virtually from Germany for a question-and-answer session after the film.

These lectures are a part of the 4W Summit on Women, Gender and Well-being and are free and open to the public.