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Thursday, August 6

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Sound Opinions Movie Night - School of Rock @ Music Box

Sound Opinions presents the latest in a regular series of rock'n'roll movie nights at the Music Box Theatre. Tonight's movie: School of Rock with Jack Black, Joan Cusack and a bunch of kids. Rock! Doors open at 7pm, movie starts at 7:30. Tickets are $9 and can be purchased through the Sound Opinions online store. Music Box: 3733 N. Soutport. (773) 871-6604.

Local Author Night @ Book Cellar

Tonight the Book Cellar continues it's night of talented local authors. This month features Cristina Henriquez, author of The World in Half, Mike Walsh, author of Bowling Across America, Mark Caro, author of The Foie Gras Wars and Stanley Ratliff, author of A Dream, A Goal, Never a Reality. Free at 7pm at 4736-38 N. Lincoln Ave. Call (773) 293-2665 for more information.

Wangari Maathai @ Freedom Museum

As part of their "Free Thinkers Series", the Freedom Museum is welcoming Wangari Maathai to the Thorne Auditorium (375 E. Chicago) at 6:30pm tonight to discuss her Nobel Prize winning environmental work with the Green Belt Movement.

The event is FREE and open to the public, but reservations are required.
To RSVP visit the website or call 312.222.7871 for more information.


The Freedom Museum is honored to welcome Prof. Wangari Maathai to Chicago. Born in Nyari, Kenya in 1940, Maathai has been recognized as one of the most prominent and influential voices for environmental protection and human rights in the world. In 1977, Maathai founded The Green Belt Movement, an organization that promotes reforestation through large scale tree-plantings. The program has employed hundreds of village women, who aid in reforestation efforts and earn income necessary for family survival. Numerous awards have been bestowed on Maathai including the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004. Join us for a fascinating discussion with this inspirational leader who is also the focus of a new PBS documentary Taking Root.

 

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