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Wangari Muta Maathai – a TOTEM event
Tue. 19 October 2010 | 7 - 10:30 PM
An evening event with an African meal – some tasty Kenyan cooking is planned, with meat or veggie options available – and the showing of the award-winning 2008 documentary film about Wangari’s life, Taking Root.
Wangari Maathai was the first woman in East & Central Africa to earn a doctorate degree, and the first African woman (Kenya) to win the Nobel Peace Prize. While she served in the National Council of Women she introduced the idea of planting trees with the people. Through the Green Belt Movement, Wangari has assisted women in planting over 40 million trees on their farms and in their communities.
Attendees will take away an action pack about how they can make a difference in their own communities.
This event is amongst 14 that were each awarded a bursary by Norfolk Community Cohesion and Norfolk County Council in partnership with the Norfolk Black History Month Steering Group.
… our work is reclamation – bringing back what is essential so we can move forward. Planting trees, speaking our languages, telling our stories…Wangari Maathai
- Norwich: TOTEM African Bar/Restaurant @ Norwich International Community Engagement (NICE) Centre, 19 Muspole Street, NR3 1DJ
- Munya: 07954436965, or Tonia: 07971779732
- TOTEM African Bar/Restaurant
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