Saturday, November 18, 2006
Signed Copies of Wangari Maathai's Memoir, Unbowed, Now Available to Green Party Supporters
Professor and Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai. Maathai is the founder of the Green Party of Kenya, a Green parliamentarian, and initiator of the Green Belt Movement.
Photo Credit: Mia MacDonald
Even before winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004, Dr. Wangari Maathai was well known to Greens around the world. In 1976 she founded the Greenbelt Movement –a program to support the economic empowerment of women through a program to plant trees. The Greenbelt Movement has successfully branched out to other countries in Africa and serves as an exemplar for ecologically sustainable, community driven economic development, providing income to millions of people.
Dr Maathai was a key participant in Kenya's democracy movement in the 1980s and 1990s. She was a vocal critic of President Daniel arap Moi. Dr. Mathaai was elected to parliament in 2002, during the country's first fair elections, and was subsequently appointed to the cabinet as Assistant Minister of the Environment.
In 2003 Dr. Maathai founded the Mazingira Green Party of Kenya. She continues to serve, as a Green, in what is known as Kenya's "Rainbow Coalition" government as the ranking Green woman officeholder in Africa.
Upon awarding Wangari Maathai the Peace Prize, the Nobel Committee said: "She has taken a holistic approach to sustainable development that embraces democracy, human rights and women's rights in particular. She thinks globally and acts locally."
The Green Party is offering a signed copy of Dr. Wangari Maathai's new memoir "Unbowed" to anyone contributing $250 or more. As Greens in the US, we draw inspiration from the work of Dr. Maathai. Think globally, act locally. Build a sustainable, peaceful world by helping the Green Party of the United States build democracy in your community.
Use your credit card to donate online (secure server) for this special offer and we'll mail you a signed copy of Unbowed, By Wanagari Maathai.
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