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|TAKING ROOT: The Vision of Wangari Maathai|
|Date||Wednesday March 25|
|Time||6:30 PM - 8:30 PM|
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Oakland Museum of California
James Moore Theatre
1000 Oak Street
The museum is located one block from the Lake Merritt BART station. Free parking is available at the museum.
TAKING ROOT: The Vision of Wangari MaathaiAdded to the calendar on Tuesday Mar 3rd, 2009 11:31 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.
Light reception at 6pm; screening at 6:30pm.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion.