It’s the little things citizens do. That’s what will make the difference. My little thing is planting trees.
~Wangari Maathai (April 1, 1940 – Sept 25, 2011)
On this edition of From the Vault we salute the tireless and visionary work of the late Nobel Peace Prize recipient Wangari Maathai, who led an environmental and peace movement that touched lives around the world. Through a mix of commentary and interviews from Pacifica Foundation Director Arlene Engelhardt, KPFK producer Asumpta Oturu, Hard Knock Radio Host Davey D, BBC host and From the Vault producer Joanne Griffith, KPFK host Doreen Key, and WPFW producer Fahima Seck, we come to appreciate the incredible depth of this human being, and draw inspiration from her life to change our own behaviors for the sake of humanity and the world. We’ll also hear Wangari Maathai on stage at Final Push: The Long Walk to Justice, an event designed to pressure world leaders at the 2005 G8 summit in Scotland, and Maathai participating in a special called “Women of The World,” an original 2008 production by the Pacifica Radio Archives.
From the Vault is presented through the Pacifica Radio Archives Preservation and Access Project, funded in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, past grants from the Grammy Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the American Archive funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, along with the generous support of Pacifica Radio Listeners.
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