Taking Root The Vision of Wangari Naathai 1/19/12

Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Naathai
Thursday, January 19, 7PM to 9PM
Miami Beach Botanical Garden
2000 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach
www.mbgarden.org

The Garden hosts the screening of Taking Roots an 80-minute film by Lisa Merton and Alan Dater that tells the dramatic story of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai whose simple act of planting trees grew into a nationwide movement to safeguard the environment, protect human rights and defend democracy.

Tickets are $10 at the door, $7 for members of sponsoring organizations ECOMB (Environmental Coalition of Miami and the Beaches), GTAG (Greenspace/Tree Advisory Group), and Miami Beach Botanical Garden Green Book Club.

The film will be introduced by John Oldenburg, City of Miami Beach Assistant Director of Parks.

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