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TAKING ROOT: The Vision of Wangari Maathai

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Date:
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Time:
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Event Type:
Screening
Organizer/Author:
Sara Smith
Location Details:
San Francisco Main Public Library
Koret Auditorium
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA


TAKING ROOT: The Vision of Wangari Maathai

How does the simple act of planting trees lead to winning the Nobel Peace Prize? Ask Wangari Maathai of Kenya. In 1977, she suggested rural women plant trees to address problems stemming from a degraded environment. Under her leadership, their tree-planting grew into a nationwide movement to safeguard the environment, defend human rights and promote democracy. And brought Maathai the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004.

Screening will be followed by a panel discussion.
Added to the calendar on Tue, Mar 3, 2009 11:26AM
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