Tickets still available to hear Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai this Sunday
Dr. Wangari Maathai, the Kenyan woman who won the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts in her country’s struggle for democracy, human rights and environmental conservation, will give a public lecture, “Sowing the Seeds of Change,” at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 12, in O’Shaughnessy Educational Center auditorium at the University of St. Thomas.
Tickets are still available at the St. Thomas Box Office, lower level, Murray-Herrick Campus Center. Tickets are free for St. Thomas students, faculty and staff with ID (limit two). General admission tickets are $10. For ticket information, call (651) 962-6137.
Maathai, 55, was elected to Kenya’s parliament in 2002 and was appointed Kenya ’s assistant minister for environment and natural resources in 2003. She earned a bachelor’s degree in biology in 1964 from Mount St. Scholastica College in Atchison, Kan.; a master of science in biological sciences in 1966 from the University of Pittsburgh; and a Ph.D. in anatomy from the University of Nairobi in 1971. She was the first woman in east or central Africa to earn a doctorate and went on to teach and chair the Department of Veterinary Anatomy at the University of Nairobi as well as to direct the Kenya Red Cross.
To read more about Maathai or for more information about this event, see the March 1 article in Bulletin Today.