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Roots & Wings Youth Leaders On Meeting a World Leader and Activist, Dr. Vandana Shiva

We sat with the youth leaders of Roots & Wings at a coffee shop to talk about their experience and impressions after the meeting Vandana Shiva. Words like intelligent, passionate, inspirational, down-to-earth and motivating floated through our conversation. Debora St. Fleurose was attracted to Dr. Shiva’s ability to be her own person and make a stand for women, the environment and community justice. While others felt a common ground on an important issue that faces them everyday in public school: healthy school lunches. In fact, Ketura St. Fleurose was inspired to act after the evening talk by Dr. Shiva, so she boldly asked Mayor Morrissey of the City of Rockford to help improve school lunches.

Vandana Shiva is a role model that embodies the quote by Gandhi. “ Be the change you wish to see in the world”

 

Update! After the Youth Leaders talked with Mayor Larry Morrisey following Vandana Shiva's keynote speech, he sent the following letter of endorsement for the work the Youth Leaders and Angelic Organics Learning Center are doing in Rockford.

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