Events this week in Manchester

We are keen to learn from experiences in the ‘majority world’ to give us clues as to what an ecologically and socially just society would be like.   That’s why SSM is celebrating the contribution of Wangari Maathai this week.  More details below.  See her obituary from the Guardian, September, 2011.

Wangari Maathai – photo is at—a-tribute-to-wangari-maathai where there is an intersting article about her.

Wednesday 6th March, 7.30pm. Alexandra Practice is hosting ‘Taking Root’ in conjunction with Steady State Manchester . Taking Root is a beautiful film which tells the dramatic story of Kenyan environmental activist Wangari Maathai and the Green Belt Movement. The film will be followed by a discussion to consider what we can learn from this inspiring woman and the Green Belt Movement to develop a healthy, sustainable future within Manchester. Steady State Manchester advocates and acts for a steady state economy where human well-being in harmony with the environment. Come and find out more. Alexandra Practice, 365 Wilbraham Rd, Manchester M16 8NG. Free event

Wed 6th March, 7.30pm Filmshow ‘Taking Root’ Alexandra Practice, Whalley Range

7/3/13 6.30pm, – Beacons: stories for our not so distant future, International Anthony Burgess Foundation,

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