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Jane Goodall - leading primatologist, National Geographic favorite, TED speaker -- is coming to LA. To Griffith Park. Wow, do we have monkeys? Where are the monkeys in Griffith Park?

Damn. The only non-human primates in the park are at the LA Zoo. Goodall is coming not for science, but for peace.

Part of Goodall's nonprofit is called Roots and Shoots, aimed at getting kids involved in positive change for the environment, animals, yadda yadda. To celebrate International Peace Day, they get together and build big dove puppets and fly 'em around.

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At the celebration in Griffith Park -- Sunday, Sept 23, from 11am-4pm -- the dove puppets will parade, a children's peace choir will sing, musicians will play and activists will talk about how to make a difference. Jane Goodall speaks at 2pm.

By all accounts, Ms. Goodall is an amazing speaker, and she's now in her 70s. If we had kids, we'd use them as an excuse to drag our cynical, skeptical asses down to Griffith Park (4730 Crystal Springs Drive, to be exact) for a bit of inspiration. And puppets.

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