Swaraj University & Swapathgami Network invite you to
We’re inviting Norma and Claude Alvares for our first Wisdom Weekend:
Claude is a visionary ecologist, activist and de-professionalized intellectual based in Goa, India. He is the founder-editor of Other India Press (www.otherindiabookstore.com), and director of the Goa Foundation (www.goafoundation.org), an environmental monitoring action group. He is also director of the Organic Farming Association of India (www.ofai.org) and coordinator of the Multiversity Network (www.multiworldindia.org). He was a member of the Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority of the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF). He is a member of the Supreme Court Monitoring Committee (SCMC) on Hazardous Wastes constituted by the Supreme Court of India. The Gujarat High Court recently named him a commissioner for evaluating the impact of a port on mangroves and how to restore them.
Padma Shri Norma is a public interest environment lawyer and animal rights activist. As lawyer for the Goa Foundation, she has been involved in over 100 PILs on environmental issues and has served as amicus curiae in several matters. She is the president of People for Animals, Goa; chairperson of the Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations (FIAPO) and has sat on the Animal Welfare Board of India for four terms. She moved the High Court to stop the killing of stray dogs and the practice of bullfighting in the state of Goa. She is a member of the Ministry of Environment's CPCSEA, which monitors scientific experimentation on animals.
The two live in Parra village, Goa with their three adult sons - Rahul, Samir and Milind.
This event is offered to you in the spirit of gift culture.
Like many spaces across India and around the world, Swaraj University and Swapathgami Network are experimenting and working with rethinking our lifestyles and our relationship with ourselves, our work, our resources and our communities. We are questioning, challenging and experimenting with our institutionalized notions of money. So we welcome you to join our experiment and explore your relationship with money and community.
Participants are invited to contribute what they can (towards the cost of organizing the workshop which is approximately Rs. 4,000 per person for food and stay); learning scholarships are available to those who need them. And if you can, your additional contribution will help to support other peoples’ participation. No one will be refused due to money constraints. We are proud to share that the Swapathgami Network does not take any funding, but rather is financed by its own members. For more info on the Swapathgami network, check out:
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