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Leymah Gbowee on the Women’s Peace Movement

  • St. Francis College, Founder's Hall 180 Remsen Street Brooklyn, NY, 11201 United States (map)

Fall 2016 Senior Lecture Series -

Tuesdays 11:10am in Room 4202 @ St. Francis College (180 Remsen Street /Brooklyn)

Co-Directors Fall 2016 Profs. Athena Devlin (American Studies) + Emily Horowitz (Sociology)
Events Sponsored By: American Studies, History, Crime & Popular Culture, Peace & Justice, Provost’s Office, Sociology & Criminal Justice and the Women’s Center

10/25 Leymah Gbowee on the Women’s Peace Movement (in Founder’s Hall – co-sponsored by the Honors Program).
Leymah Gbowee is a Liberian peace activist responsible for leading a women's peace movement, Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace that helped bring an end to the Second Liberian Civil War in 2003. Her efforts to end the war helped usher in a period of peace and enabled a free election in 2005. She, along with Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Tawakkul Karman, were awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize "for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women's rights to full participation in peace-building work.”