Sat, Nov 14 | Seeds of Hope

Seeds of Hope

Cherie Hill IrieDance presents Seeds of Hope, a dance film premiere along with a panel discussion on environmental justice, art, and race. The event is inspired by Wangari Maathai, founder of the Green Belt Movement and the first African woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize.
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Seeds of Hope

Time & Location

Nov 14, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM
Seeds of Hope

About the Event

Cherie Hill IrieDance presents Seeds of Hope,  a dance film premiere along with a panel discussion on environmental  justice, art, and race. The event is inspired by Wangari Maathai,  founder of the Green Belt Movement and the first African woman to win a  Nobel Peace Prize. Maathai’s activism brought hope, empowerment, and new  governance to thousands of women and Kenyan citizens. Upon hearing  about Maathai’s activism, Cherie Hill became moved to create a dance  around the story, emotions, and actions of Wangari and the Green Belt  Movement women who risked their lives to plant trees throughout Kenya.  The dance film, shot and edited by Alexa Burrell, will premiere as part  of this event.

Seeds of Hope is part of the IrieDance  Earth Echoes Virtual Project series in partnership with the David Brower  Center. This series launches on November 14th with a panel discussion  on art and environmental justice, and will include a screening of clips  from Maathai’s documentary, “Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari  Maathai.” Join us virtually on November 14th in conversation with  Elizabeth Addison (Exhibitions Chair for NorCal Women's Caucus for the  Arts), Cherie Hill (choreographer), and other guests to be announced.

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