Distinguished Lecture Series: Leymah Gbowee
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Date and Time
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre
"Transforming Conflict through Nonviolent Coalitions"
The Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice is pleased to announce the next Distinguished Lecture Series event on March 13, 2013 with Nobel Laureate Leymah Gbowee.
Leymah Gbowee, 2011 Nobel Peace Laureate, is a Liberian peace activist, trained social worker and women’s rights advocate. Gbowee’s leadership of the Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace ― which brought together Christian and Muslim women in a nonviolent movement that played a pivotal role in ending Liberia’s civil war in 2003 ― is chronicled in her memoir, Mighty Be Our Powers, and in the documentary, "Pray the Devil Back to Hell." She serves on the Board of Directors of the Gbowee Peace Foundation USA, Nobel Women’s Initiative and the PeaceJam Foundation.
Mighty Be Our Powers will be available for purchase following the lecture at the public reception.
Carol Mithers, co-author of Might Be Our Powers, will be at the IPJ for a special student meeting at 4 p.m. in C-D. Register to hear from Ms. Mithers regarding her experience co-authoring this book and working with Ms. Gbowee.
Please note that Leymah Gbowee will also be featured as a special guest at the International Women's Day Breakfast the morning of March 13. More information