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Africa's Green Future: Nurturing the Vision of Wangari Maathai

Africa Student Interest Group @ the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 6:00 PM - Friday, September 20, 2013 at 1:30 PM (PDT)

Africa's Green Future: Nurturing the Vision of Wangari...

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Type End Quantity
Only Thursday 19th
Screening of "Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai," followed by a discussion with directors and a reception
Ended Free  
Only Friday 20th
Join us for a day of panel discussions and interactive workshops.
Ended Free  
Both days Thu 19th and Fri 20th
Thu -Screening of "Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai," followed by a discussion with directors and a reception Fri - Join us for a day of panel discussions and interactive workshops.
Ended Free  

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Wangari Maathai (1940-2011) spent her life advocating for social justice and ecosystem preservation in post-colonial Africa.  As founder of the Green Belt Movement, she encouraged Kenyan women to plant trees as a tool for environmental conservation, poverty reduction, and empowerment.  Wangari  was a Yale McCluskey Visiting Fellow for Conservation (2002), received a Yale Honorary Doctorate (L.D.H. '04) and was a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (2004). 

 

In a two-day event, the Yale community will honor her legacy with the screening of a documentary film about her life and a series of panel discussions about the key environmental issues pressing the region.


Note: If you are a student living outside of the greater new haven area and would like to attend, please contact the organizer for possible lodging opportunities.


Have questions about Africa's Green Future: Nurturing the Vision of Wangari Maathai? Contact Africa Student Interest Group @ the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

When & Where


Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall
195 Prospect St
New Haven, CT 06511

Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 6:00 PM - Friday, September 20, 2013 at 1:30 PM (PDT)


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