2021 14th Street, NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20009

Planting trees for fuel, shade, and food is not something that anyone would imagine as the first step toward winning the Nobel Peace Prize. Yet with that simple act Wangari Maathai, a woman born in rural Kenya, started down the path that reclaimed her country’s land from 100 years of deforestation, provided new sources of food and income to rural communities, gave previously impoverished and powerless women a vital political role in their country, and ultimately helped to bring down Kenya's twenty-four-year dictatorship.

Film and guest speakers - Mark Buscaino, Executive Director, Casey Trees; Adrena Ifill, Project Director, Avoice - Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Virtual Library; Tendani Mpulubusi, environmentalist, artist and Director of Programs and Development for Helping Inner City Kids (H.I.C.K.S.); Kristen Patterson, Program Officer, Nature Conservancy's Africa program.

NO ADMISSION FEE. RSVP [email protected] or call 202-939-0794.

Community Partners:
WHUT Howard University Television (www.whut.org)
Busboys and Poets (www.busboysandpoets.com)
Social Action and Leadership School for Activists (www.hotsalsa.org)
Mayor's Office on African Affairs for the District of Columbia (www.oaa.dc.gov)
Casey Trees (www.caseytrees.org)
TransAfrica Forum (www.transafricaforum.org
Helping Inner City Kids Succeed (H.I.C.K.S.)(www.hicksdc.org)

For more information, visit www.pbs.org/independentlens/getinvolved and www.communitycinema-dc.orgTickets: http://www.communitycinema-dc.org/Content/Mar09/TakingRoot_March.html

Official Website: https://spongecell.com/event_page/view/713606

Added by spongecellevents on March 17, 2009