2021-06-22 06:30:00 2021-06-22 07:00:00 CoLaboRadio

«WINGS:» Women’s International News Gathering Service: Wangari Maathai #659
Dienstag, 22. Jun 2021, 06:30 bis 07:00 Uhr


Long before she was a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, biologist Dr. Wangari Maathai came to San Francisco to receive the Goldman Environmental Prize in 1991. There she also gave this address to the Sierra Club, in which she explains the origins, purposes, methodology and political ramifications of the Greenbelt Movement. As of 2021, the Greenbelt Movement says its members have planted 51 million trees in Kenya alone and is spreading across Africa.

Host(s): Frieda Werden Featured Speakers/Guests: Biologist Dr. Wangari Maathai grew up in a rural community in Kenya. After six years studying in the United States, she returned to find the conditions of the people in her area much worsened by "development." Cash-cropping had destroyed not only the local food base, but also the previous sources of water and fuel. Maathai joined the national women's association and through them involved women, men and children in planting trees to provide resources and restore the environment.

WINGS: Women’s International News Gathering Service is an all-woman independent radio production company that produces and distributes news and current affairs programs by and about women around the world. An award-winning, weekly half hour radio program by and about women around the world.

“Raising Women’s Voices through Radio Worldwide” since 1986.

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