Nobel Peace Prize Winner Wangari Maathai to Speak at the University of Pennsylvania
WHO:Wangari Maathai, 2004 Nobel Peace Prize winner and founder of
Kenya's Green Belt Movement
Amy Gutmann, University of Pennsylvania president
WHEN:Oct. 16, 2006, 7 p.m.
WHERE:University of Pennsylvania
34th and Spruce streets
Dr. Maathai was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 for her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace, stemming from her work on community empowerment and environmental conservation. She is the first African woman to receive this prestigious award.
Penn President Amy Gutmann will present an honorary University of Pennsylvania Medal for Distinguished Achievement to Dr. Maathai before her speech.
The event is sponsored by The Growing Greener Cities Symposium and the University of Pennsylvania Provosts Global Forum.
The event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required at www.upenn.edu/penniur/maathai.htm. Online registration, however, does not guarantee admittance. On the day of the event, seats are available on a first-come-first-served basis.