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Before Dr. Vandana Shiva’s Stevenson Address, Watch This Film!

On Monday, April 15th, author and activist Dr. Vandana Shiva will present a talk “The Future of Food” as part of the Adlai E. Stevenson Memorial Lecture Series. We wanted to make you aware that the 2016 Collective Eye film SEED: The Untold Story, which features Shiva, is available for through our streaming video service Kanopy.

Says Kanopy:

Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds, worshiped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story, these heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds.

Check it out here and be sure not to miss Dr. Shiva’s talk next Monday!

Cartoonist Keith Knight Comes to Illinois Wesleyan

We know that there’s not much room in anyone’s minds right now for anything other than Homecoming, but please join us this Monday, October 8th at the Hansen Student Center (300 E Beecher St, Bloomington) from 7 PM – 8:30 PM for the rare opportunity to see cartoonist Keith Knight address the topic of racism in America. Says Prof. Dr. Peter Schneck of Osnabrück University, “Keith Knight’s slide show presentations are a poignant and stirring mixture of lecture, activist essay and stand-up comedy. Our students especially appreciated Keith’s entertaining and charismatic delivery that still never lost sight of the seriousness of his material. This show is a must-see for anyone trying to better understand race-relations, police brutality and the cultural climate for African Americans in the United States.”

For more about Keith and his role as a cartoonist provocateur, see this 2015 Washington Post article.

The event is free and open to the public, so please invite your friends!