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New Event: An Evening with Wangari Maathai

From: Robyn
Sent on: Thursday, August 23, 2007 3:48 PM
Announcing a new event for The Metro NYC Environmental Meetup!

What: An Evening with Wangari Maathai

When: Tuesday, September 25, 6:45 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Event Description: Let's head to this event at the hosted by the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation at the Museum of Natural History.

An Evening with Wangari Maathai
September 25, 2007
LeFrak Theater, first floor
$15 ($13.50 Members, students, senior citizens)
7:00 p.m.

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai is a celebrated political activist, feminist, and environmentalist. She is the founder of the Green Belt Movement, an environmental group in Kenya that has restored indigenous forests and assisted rural women by paying them to plant trees in their communities. Since 1977, the movement has planted more than 30 million trees in Kenya and been replicated in dozens of other African countries. Maathai is currently Kenya's Deputy Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources and a Member of Parliament. Her new memoir, Unbowed, will be available for signing. Introduced by Eleanor Sterling, Director, Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, AMNH.

The MNYCEM Book Club reading of Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future, by Bill McKibben has been rescheduled for Wed, October 24th.

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