Friday, March 13, 2009

WEEKEND EVENT: 3/15 "Taking Roots" Screening

Hello Friends,

With the bursting of the season's first daffodils and the emerging buds of Washington, DC's infamous Cherry Blossoms, I encourage you to think about how you will grow this Spring. Will you decide to decrease your environmental footprint by taking to the street on your bike, begin volunteering with a local organization, or simply find the time to do something you've always wanted to do? With the goals we set, also arise the challenge of maintaining the will to stay committed, and reliable friends and some "food for the soul" make staying focused easier.

As inspiration for our journeys through 2009 and beyond, I hope you'll join me at the DC Jewish Community Center this Sunday, March, 15th for a screening of "Taking Root"....a compelling film about Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai and how her simple act created an entire national movement. You can find all details and RSVP for the film screening below.

Enjoy your weekend and see you on Sunday!


The Washington DCJCC Community Cinema Cafe Presents:
"Taking Root"
Sunday, March 15, 3:00 pm
Ina & Jack Kay Community Hall
(Located at 16th & Q Street, 

"Taking Root"
US, 2008, 80 minutes, documentary
English and Swahili with English subtitles
Director: Lisa Merton and Alan Dater
The dramatic story of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai whose simple act of planting trees grew into a nationwide movement. This charismatic woman became an iconic inspiration for safeguarding the environment, protecting human rights & defending democracy.

Free film and discussion. Reservations recommended.
Click here or call (202) 939- 0794. 
Space is limited.  Visit for more information.

Community partners presenting this program are the Washington DCJCC, ITVS [Independent Lens] and WETA TV26.

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