Seeds of Hope
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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.