Thursday, 20 October 2011

A Tribute to Prof Wangari Maathai

The Trans African Caravan of Hope paid tribute to the late Prof Wangari Maathai through a poem that was shot entirely at the famous Freedom Corner in Uhuru Park. This the park, among others, that Prof Maathai had fought so hard to protect. In the late eighties the late Prof Maathai together with other environmentalists fought the government of the day as they protested against the building of a skyscraper at the park. After a lengthy fight, she and her team won.

In this poem, one sees the different faces that Prof Wangari Maathai presented to different people. Watch the poem,Celebrating a Legend, A Legend of Many Faces at Also find a tribute statement from the Mithika Mwenda, the Continental Coordinator of PACJA at

This video will also be run during an upcoming UNEP meeting.Go ahead, watch it.

By Maria Wanza

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