CONTACT: MARY GERAGHTY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-00011; fax (319) 384-0024
International environmental activist to speak at UI Oct. 15
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- International activist Medha Patkar will speak on "Redefining
Development: Roles of People's Movements" Wednesday, Oct. 15 at 4:15
in Shambaugh Auditorium.
Patkar is India's leading social and environmental activist and also serves
as the coordinator of the National Alliance of People's Movements, an umbrella
organization for groups across India that oppose the current model for development
in the country and work to promote alternatives to the modern global economy.
Her work has been recognized with a number of national and international awards.
Patkar's presentation at the University of Iowa is co-sponsored by the South
Asian Studies Program, the Women''s Resource and Action Center, and the Women's