Events

September 1, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Wealth & Poverty Focus on Africa | Taking Root, The Vision of Wangari Maathai, Sept. 23

The Wealth & Poverty Focus on Africa series presents Dr. Edna Wangui, Associate Professor of Geography at Ohio University, screening the documentary Taking Root, the Vision of Wangari Maathai on Sept. 23 at 5:15 p.m. in Alden 319.

Taking Root signature photo by Lisa Merton

Taking Root signature photo by Lisa Merton

“Taking Root tells the dramatic story of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai whose simple act of planting trees grew into a nationwide movement to safeguard the environment, protect human rights, and defend democracy—a movement for which this charismatic woman became an iconic inspiration.
Taking Root is the most comprehensive, in-depth film about Wangari Maathai available. It was made in close collaboration with her during the last decade of her life.” More information can be found at this website http://takingrootfilm.com/index.htm

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