Shiva in Willits

Vandana Shiva, internationally acclaimed author and activist, will speak at the Little Lake Grange on Labor Day, September 7. Dr. Shiva is a passionate and eloquent speaker on the rights of people and of nature. She is particularly known for her fight against the huge seed companies that have been stealing and patenting plants that are the birthright of the people of her native India.

This is a great opportunity for people in Willits and Mendocino County to see and hear Dr. Shiva in person. The program is from 6-9pm and includes appetizers, wine, and a silent auction. Tickets are sliding scale from $15-$20 and may be purchased at Mazahar in Willits, Mendocino Baby in Ukiah, via PayPay, or at brownpapertickets.com.

Dr. Shiva has kindly offered to make this presentation as a fundraiser for the Charter Project of Mendocino County. The evening will mark the beginning of a signature-gathering campaign to put a Mendocino County Charter on the June 2016 ballot.

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Dr. Vandana Shiva is a world renowned and award winning author of 20 books, philosopher, environmentalist, professional speaker and social activist who has fought for changes in the practice and paradigms of agriculture and food. Having contributed with ideas and through activist campaigns to intellectual property rights, biodiversity, biotechnology, bioethics, and genetic engineering, Dr. Shiva is also founder of Navdanya, a national movement to protect the diversity and integrity of living resources, especially native seed, the promotion of organic farming and fair trade. She will give a talk to help raise funds for the Charter Project of Mendocino County.

Come listen to the Raging Grannies sing their favorite anti-Monsanto songs, enjoy farm-to-table hors d'oeuvres prepared by Chef Sadhana, savor local wine, and relax to the music of Clay Hawkins. Bid on an amazing array of items at the silent auction, and help raise funds to mold the Mendocino County government into one that will serve the unique needs of this county.

$15 admission on Brown Paper Tickets and $20 at the door.

There will be a chartered bus from Point Arena to the event stopping in Mendocino and Fort Bragg for those of you who want to carpool. $15 per seat. For more information about the bus call Ellen 707-271-9170.

For more information about the Evening with Vandana Shiva or the Charter Project of Mendocino County contact Mary: maryzel@willitsonline.com; 459-3963.

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