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Free Film Screening: Honoring the Nobel Peace Prize Recipient Wangari Maathai

December 3, 2011

Wangari Maathai began with the simple task of planting tress and turned it into a national movement to protect Kenya's environment and inspire us all.

Next week, WHYY and the ITVS Community Cinema series brings us a screening of Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai. The free event will include a post-screening discussion about “movements for social justice in the United States and what we can learn and incorporate from Maathai’s vision,” led by members of the American Friends Service Committee.

Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai tells the story of Kenya’s Green Belt Movement and follows Maathai, the movement’s founder and the first environmentalist and African woman to win the Nobel Prize. Learn more about the film and RSVP for the event here.

Honoring the Vision of Wangari Maathai: Film Screening and Discussion

Thursday December 8, 2011

6:30pm-8:00pm (doors open 6pm)

American Friends Service Committee
1500 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

venue is wheelchair accessible – reservation is required

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