Maathai Intro and Conc - Every time I walk into a room full...

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Every time I walk into a room full of women it brings joy to me. We have come a long way from the time we were all forced to be homemakers and not allowed to socialize. My name is Itzel, and I come before you to talk about some of the issues we are facing and how we can solve them. Many of you come here because you are angry at the government. They have been destroying our land and not giving us the rights we deserve. Yes you have a right to be angry and fight back, but there’s a proper way to fight injustice. I am a member of the Green Belt Movement and for many years, this organization, has been fighting these same issues that concern you. When I say fight, I don’t mean with violence; on the contrary, we fight by using non-violent civil disobedience. We protest by walking, chanting, singing, and writing letters. You might be skeptical and say that you can’t win anything without violence, but I come here to tell you that you can. In the movie Taking Root: the Vision of Wangari Maathai
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This note was uploaded on 09/13/2010 for the course WRT 101 taught by Professor Sanjule during the Summer '10 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

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