Taking Root at Community Cinema Vashon

Sunday, 18 December 2011 - 3:00pm
Format: 
Screening
Format: 
Discussion
Admission: 
Free
Region: 
KCTS/Seattle
Location: 
Ober Park Performance Room Click here for Map

Join KCTS 9 and Community Cinema for a free, exclusive pre-screening of Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai at the Ober Park Performance Room in Vashon.
 
How does the simple act of planting trees lead to winning the Nobel Peace Prize? Ask Wangari Maathai of Kenya. In 1977, she suggested rural women plant trees to address problems stemming from a degraded environment. Under her leadership, their tree-planting grew into a nationwide movement to safeguard the environment, defend human rights and promote democracy, earning Maathai the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004.