Thursday, September 13, 2012

Wangari Maathai Lecture slated for Saturday

“Anybody can dig a hole and plant a tree. But make sure it survives. You have to nurture it, you have to water it, you have to keep at it until it becomes rooted so it can take care of itself. There are so many enemies of trees.” – Wangari Maathai

The inaugural lecture in honor of the late Kenyan Nobel peace Laureate and founder of the Green Belt Movement, will be given by Chinese-British writer Jung Chang at the Louis Leakey Auditorium on Saturday, September 15.

Chang is the author of Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China (Described by the Asian Wall Street Journal as the most read book about China), and Mao: The Unknown Story (with Jon Halliday).
She has won the UK Writer’s Guild Best Non-Fiction in 1992 and Book of the Year UK in 1993. Her books have been translated into over 40 languages and sold more than 15 million copies worldwide.
The lecture runs from 3 to 4pm.  
The late environmental and political activist who become the first woman in Central and Eastern Africa to hold a Ph.D. besides being the first African Woman to the Nobel Peace Prize, died last September of cancer.
I will be a hummingbird

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