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Lecture by Dr. Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Join us for a lecture by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Dr. Wangari Maathai, founder of the Green Belt Movement, author of "The Challenge for Africa" and longtime environmental and democracy advocate. Dr. Maathai will offer her unique vision of Africa, and of why Africans need a moral revolution if they are to save their continent.

Monday, April 20, 2009
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
UCLA Fowler Museum Auditorium
North Campus, UCLA
Los Angeles, CA 90027

The troubles of Africa today are severe and wide-ranging. Yet media coverage is either completely absent or lacking complexity, offering only oversimplified portraits of poverty, dependence, and desperation. The continent is more dynamic and its problems more intricate than that, blocked by bottlenecks at the international, national and individual levels. Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai—founder of the Green Belt Movement, author of The Challenge for Africa and longtime environmental and democracy advocate—visits Zócalo to offer her unique vision of Africa, and of why Africans need a moral revolution if they are to save their continent.

Click here for a full biography on Dr. Maathai.

RSVP on the Zocalo website (highly suggested as seating is limited): RSVP HERE

Park in Lot 4, accessible from Sunset at Westwood Plaza.


Cost : This event is free and open to the public.

Sponsor(s): Burkle Center for International Relations, Zocalo Public Square

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