wangari maathai

wangari maathai

Chicago Humanities Festival Presents: Wangari Maathai

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A Chicago Humanities Festival talk by Kenyan politician and environmental activist Wangari Maathai.Wangari Maathai is a Kenyan politician and environmental activist who was awarded the 2004 Nobel Prize for Peace, the first black African woman to win a Nobel Prize. Maathai was elected to Kenya's National Assembly with 98 percent of the vote in 2002 and in 2003 was appointed assistant minister of environment, natural resources, and wildlife. She is the author of The Green Belt Movement: Sharing the Approach and the Experience (1988; rev. ed. 2003).