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Storymoja Festival – Wangari Maathai & Kofi Awoonor Memorial Lectures, Sept. 19 & 20, 2015 @ Nairobi Arboretum

Wangari Maathai Memorial Lecture

Wangari Maathai Memorial Lecture

Wangari Maathai Memorial Lecture
Date: Saturday, September 19 2015
Venue: Arboretum Park, Nairobi
Time: 11am – 1pm

UNEP Chief Scientist, Jacqueline McGlade will deliver a challenging and inspiring message while paying glowing tribute to her long time friend and Africa’s celebrated matriarch. Introduction by Wanjira Maathai, late Wangari Maathai’s daughter.

In partnership with Green Belt Movement.

Kofi Awoonor
Kofi Awoonor Memorial Lecture
Date: Sunday, September 20, 2015
Venue: Arboretum Park, Nairobi
Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm

On Saturday 21st September 2013, one of Africa’s most celebrated poet and lead guest, Professor Kofi Awoonor, lost his life in the horrible Westgate Mall terrorist attack.

Two years on, his son, Afetsi Awoonor, who was with him at the time, pays glowing tribute to his father as a testament of great hope, healing and forgiveness.

Space is limited for the two lectures, and therefore entry to the lectures is by pre-registration only.

A Day Ticket is KES 1000/- and will allow you entrance to the Lecture as well as ALL other events scheduled for the day.


September 18, 2015 at 9:54 am Leave a comment

International Women’s Day: Dedication Painting to Wangari Maathai – A Lady of Commitment, Mar. 8 2014 @ National Museum

Wangari Maathai – A Lady of Commitment by Joseph Bertiers Mbatia

Wangari Maathai – A Lady of Commitment by Joseph Bertiers Mbatia

The National Museum of Kenya invites you to view a dedication painting during the Celebration Of International Women’s Day on March 8, 2014.

The masterpiece titled Wangari Maathai, A Lady of Commitment by Joseph Bertiers stands tall at 6ft x 8ft.

In honouring Maathai’s activities & achievements the masterpiece becomes a great source of inspiration for change and reflection on the economic, political and social achievements of women.

You are encouraged to find some time during the women’s week starting Saturday March 8th to visit and spend time with the painting. It is displayed at the Nairobi National Museum‘s lobby on ground floor.

The painting will be on display at the museum for a minimum period of one year.

Time: The National Museum is open daily from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm
Entry: Museum Rates Apply

A Collaboration of National Museums of Kenya and VS Arts

March 6, 2014 at 12:53 pm Leave a comment

Opening & Screening: Taking Root – The Vision of Wangari Maathai, Mar. 11 2013 @ Alliance

Date: March 11, 2013
Venue: Alliance Francaise
Time: 6 pm

Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai by Lisa Merton and Alan Dater (2009) – 53min

Followed by a discussion with:
– Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg, Founder and Executive Director, Akili Dada
– Njeri Gakonyo, Chair of the Board of Directors, The Green Belt Movement

Planete Femmes
Cocktail reception to launch the photo exhibition Planète Femmes (The World of Women) winning photos from the 2011 International Photo Competition organized by the Alliance Française Foundation

March 11, 2013 at 3:56 pm Leave a comment

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