Memorial Tribute to Kenyan Environmentalist Wangari Maathai

Memorial Tribute to Kenyan Environmentalist Wangari Maathai

Courtesy Green Belt Movement

Memorial Tribute to Kenyan Environmentalist Wangari Maathai

Screening, Discussion and Reception

The late environmental, social and political activist Wangari Maathai earned a Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 for her work with the Green Belt Movement, which she founded in Kenya in 1977 to encourage the planting of trees to protect the soil and provide wood for women to use for cooking and building. Join filmmaker Lisa Merton (via Skype), Green Belt’s U.S. director, Stephen Mills and environmentalist and human rights activist Dianne Dillon-Ridgley, for a special tribute to this environmental hero of our time. The evening includes a screening of TAKING ROOT: THE VISION OF WANGARI MAATHAI (USA, 2008, 81 min.), a film by Lisa Merton and Alan Dater about her remarkable life and accomplishments.

Ticket/Reservation Info:

Tickets, $10, available at www.nglive.org/dc or by calling 202-857-7700.

National Geographic Society, Gilbert H. Grosvenor Auditorium, 1600 M St., NW

(Metro: Farragut North, L St. exit)

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