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Wednesday, November 13

Film Screening: The Vision of Wangari Maathai
Time:
5:00 pm
Location:
The Global Hub, First Floor Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program
Contact:
Elizabeth Myers, Administrative Assistant
Contact Phone:
412-648-1802
Contact Email:
elizabeth.myers@pitt.edu

Join us for a Watch Party in the Global Hub, as we share a brand-new film about Pitt Alumna and 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Wangari Maathai of Kenya. Kenyan tea, snacks and free t-shirts provided for the first 20 attendees. We'll also share the Planting Ideas Action Guide, a booklet based on the documentary and the mission of The Green Belt Movement created by Wangari in Kenya. Wangari lived a life of planting both ideas and trees. Her legacy is best reflected in her own words:"It is the people who must save the environment. It is the people who must make their leaders change. And we cannot be intimidated. So we must stand up for what we believe in."

Be sure to stop by pay homage to Dr. Maathai's memorial plaque, garden and greenspace featured on the front lawn of the Cathedral of Learning, Fifth Avenue Entrance.