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Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai

Posted by movenden on March 28, 2011

FREE Documentary Showing

Join us Wednesday, March 30, Ellen Driscoll Theater @ Havens School .  6:30  Reception; 7:00  Film; 8:00  Discussion.

For more info: anita@diversityfilmseries.org /510-547-2250 /or www.diversityfilmseries.org / www.takingrootfilm.com.

Wangari Maathai—educator, Nobel Peace Prize winner, leader of the Green Belt Movement—changed history in Kenya .  She began by teaching rural women to plant trees.  They worked against poverty, deforestation, ignorance, global economic interests, and government repression, until the movement became a national political force that helped to bring down Kenya ‘s 24-year dictatorship.

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