September 27, 2011

Wangari Maathai, "Hummingbird" for Environmental Justice

"Kuishi kwingi ni kuona mengi.""To live long is to experience much." Wangari Maathai exemplified a kind of experience and life-long commitment to social and environmental justice that was tremendously inspiring to activists the world over. She passed away this week at the age of 71. In honor of her visionary work, which won her the Nobel Peace Prize, watch this PBS documentary on her life and work. Her vision and commitment have inspired a whole generation of activists in Kenya, Africa and around the globe.

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