The Lantern Books Blog: What Wangari Maathai Meant for People (3)
September 29, 2011 10:32am
Wangari will never die. Kenyans invoke her name every day when they walk through Uhuru Park and Karura Forest—green spaces that she fiercely fought to protect. When women feel oppressed by patriarchy and chauvinism the spirit of Wangari strengthens them. When the world does get round to seriously addressing climate change, it will be because Wangari strengthened the voice for action. And so she will live on forever.