Sunday, March 21, 2010

Celebrating Women's History Month: Wagari Maathai

April 1, 1940
Ihithe village, Tetu division, Nyeri District of Kenya

Environmental and political activist

In a few decades, the relationship between the environment, resources and conflict may seem almost as obvious as the connection we see today between human rights, democracy and peace. ~Wangari Maathai


The first woman in East and Central Africa to earn a doctorate degree. [She]obtained a degree in Biological Sciences from Mount St. Scholastica College in Atchison, Kansas (1964)

Books
Seeds of change

2 comments:

Tea said...

Boy, not an easy degree either. Fantastic!

Rethabile said...

Yes!