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Remembering Wangari Maathai

Wangari MaathaiWe would like to take a moment to reflect on and remember the life of Wangari Maathai, the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize laureate who founded the Greenbelt movement in her native Kenya and did much to raise awareness about the close relationships between environmental concerns, structural violence, empowering women, and peace. Maathai died on Sunday, September 25, 2011 in Nairobi, Kenya.