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Dr. Jane Goodall. Photo courtesy of Roots and Shoots.

This Sunday, September 23rd, Dr. Jane Goodall (primatologist, ethologist, author, researcher, and United Nations Messenger of Peace extraordinaire) be speaking at Griffith Park as part of the Roots and Shoots Fifth Annual Peace Day. Dr. Goodall, who is most famous for her research on chimpanzees in Gombe, will be leading a parade of giant home-made dove puppets and speaking at this free all-ages event.

Roots and Shoots, a program of the Jane Goodall Institute, was born in 1991 on a back porch in Tanzania when Goodall first met with a group of teenagers who were concerned about local pollution, deforestation, and the welfare of domestic and wild animals. Since then, Roots and Shoots has grown to become an international network of young people who are creating and working on projects that benefit the environment. The organization has service learning projects that are appropriate for little children, teenagers, and college students, all of which are based on the idea that all humans share a connection to each other, to all other animals, and to the planet that we share -- sort of like an environmentally-aware, global-scale scout group, but without all of the creepy militarism, prejudice, and ugly uniforms.

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This Sunday's Roots and Shoots Peace Day celebrates community and peace through global unity. In addition to the giant dove parade, the event features live performances, and opportunities to learn about and network with local organizations who are working on humanitarian and environment-related projects.

Roots and Shoots Peace Day Event Details:
Sunday, September 23rd, 2007
From 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
At Griffith Park, 4730 Crystal Springs Drive, Los Angeles, CA, 90027
This event is free and appropriate for people of all ages.
Jane Goodall will arrive around 2:00 to lead the dove parade and speak.
For more information, visit the Roots and Shoots Peace Day website or call 310-519-1150.