The DuSable Museum Proudly Presents, TAKING ROOT: The Vision of Wangari Maathai
In Recognition of Women’s History Month and in the Spirit of Community the DuSable Museum of African American History presents,
TAKING ROOT: The Vision of Wangari Maathai Documentary
With Guest Lecturer, Toni Anderson; Founding Executive Director & Board President Sacred Keepers Sustainability Lab
TAKING ROOT: The Vision of Wangari Maathai tells the inspiring story of the Green Belt Movement of Kenya and its founder Wangari Maathai, the first environmentalist and first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. The U.S.-educated Professor Maathai discovered her life’s work by reconnecting with the rural women with whom she had grown up. Their lives had become intolerable: they were walking longer distances for firewood, clean water was scarce, the soil was disappearing, and their children were suffering from malnutrition. Reserve your seat from The DuSable Museum’s EventBrite page
Maathai thought to herself, ‘Well, why not plant trees?’ Maathai soon discovered that tree planting had a ripple effect of empowering change.
Guest Lecturer, Ms. Toni Anderson, will speak on the ‘outdoor divide’ and the importance of re-connecting our youth to the outdoors and civic responsibility here in Chicago.