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|TAKING ROOT: The Vision of Wangari Maathai|
|Date||Tuesday March 24|
|Time||6:00 PM - 8:00 PM|
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San Francisco Main Public Library
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA
TAKING ROOT: The Vision of Wangari MaathaiAdded to the calendar on Tuesday Mar 3rd, 2009 11:26 AM
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.