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Abigail Disney to Screen Award-Winning Documentary at USD on International Women’s Day

On Tuesday, March 8, filmmaker Abigail Disney will present the keynote address at the annual International Women’s Day Breakfast at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice at the University of San Diego, to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day.

The annual event convenes 200 attendees representing over two dozen organizations and groups in San Diego. Abigail will be screening a trailer to Women, War & Peace, about the unreported role of women in peace processes around the world.

Later that day the Institute will screen “Pray the Devil Back to Hell.” The screening will be followed by a question and answer period with Abigail, an award-winning filmmaker, philanthropist and scholar.

“Pray the Devil Back to Hell” chronicles the remarkable story of the courageous Liberian women, including IPJ Woman PeaceMaker Vaiba Kebeh Flomo, who came together to end a bloody civil war and bring peace to their shattered country.

A story of sacrifice, unity and transcendence, the film honors the strength and perseverance of the women of Liberia. Inspiring and uplifting, it is a compelling testimony of how grassroots activism can alter the history of nations.

Tickets can be purchased for the breakfast at http://peace.kintera.org/iwdb2011. The film screening is free. Both events are open to the press.


WHO: Abigail Disney, producer of “Pray the Devil Back to Hell”

WHAT: Keynote lecture and breakfast; film screening with question and answer period

WHERE: University of San Diego
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA

WHEN: Tuesday, March 8, 2011. Breakfast from 7 – 9 a.m. Film screening from 6 -8 p.m.

 


About the University of San Diego

The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. With more than 8,000 students from 75 countries and 44 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. USD’s eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. In February 2016, USD launched the public phase of Leading Change: The Campaign for USD, which represents the most ambitious fundraising effort in the history of the university and builds upon the strong philanthropic momentum achieved by USD in recent years. In September 2016, USD introduced Envisioning 2024, a strategic plan that capitalizes on the university’s recent progress and aligns new strategic goals with current strengths to help shape a vision for the future as the university looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in the year 2024.

Contact:

Melissa Olesen
mwagoner@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4659