Wednesday, September 25, 7pm
An Evening with Wangari Maathai
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street NY, NY 10024
LeFrak Theater, first floor
Program Code: EL092507
$15 ($13.50 Members, students, senior citizens)
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, it 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.
You can purchase tickets online or by calling 212-769-5200.
[via Ben Jervey]