Movies that Matter! Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai
Catholic Information Center,
360 Division Ave. S., Ste. 2A, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Wednesday, April 1 - 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Wednesday, April 1, 6:30-8:30pm Discussion facilitated by Katie Villaire Please pre-register Cost: $15 per person* Join us for a movie and discussion as we view important movies through “a lens of faith” and find surprising insights on the spiritual dimension of each film. Movies are often today’s parables and we will discuss inspirational films that illustrate how great faith can transform our own life and the lives of those around us. Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai—This film tells the dramatic story of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize winner, Wangari Maathai, whose simple act of planting trees grew into a nationwide movement to safeguard the environment, protect human rights and defend democracy. (We will be watching the full version—80 min.) *To celebrate the remarkable life of Wangari Maathai and what would have been her 80th birthday, the CIC will be using some proceeds from this film to make a donation to the Arbor Day Foundation, to plant trees in Custer-Gallatin National Forest which has been devastated by wildfires.
Cost: $15.00 per person
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