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Lowell Lecture

Lowell Lecture — Wanjiku “Wawa” Gatheru

Date & Time

May 11, 2023 at 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


Boston Public Library - Abbey Room
700 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116
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For Wanjiku "Wawa" Gatheru, caring about the environment started early. While farming with her mom and grandmother as a child, the conversations would often turn to saving the earth. The first-generation American of Kenyan descent became even more invested when taking an environmental science class in high school, when she learned that social justice and climate issues were deeply intertwined. Everything suddenly became personal. “It was in this call I learned that the environment had everything to do with me,” she says.

Presenting Organization

Boston Public Library




Adult Programs Department (, 617-859-2129)

Environmental justice warrior, Rhodes Scholar, and founder of Black Girl Environmentalist Wanjiku "Wawa" Gatheru will converse with Boston Public Library President David Leonard as part of our 2023 Lowell Lecture Series You are Here: Climate Change and What’s Next. Their 60-75 minute conversation will followed by an audience Q&A from both the in-person and virtual audiences.

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