On Thursday, September 15, Leymah Gbowee is being honored with the 2011 Peace Award at Villanova, and the Peace and Conflict Studies Program and Lang Center are arranging a van to take Swarthmore folk. Please email Prof. George Lakey at glakey1 to reserve a seat (first-come first-served basis). We will meet the van at the McCabe Library turnaround at 7:00. Be prompt!
THE ADELA DWYER–ST. THOMAS OF VILLANOVA
2011 PEACE AWARD
LEYMAH GBOWEE (Peace Activist)
Ms. Gbowee organized Christian and Muslim women of Liberia to carry out peaceful protests which ultimately helped to bring about the end of the Liberian Civil War.
“Mighty Be Our Powers: Women Making Peace in Africa”
Lecture and Presentation of Award
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2011
DRISCOLL AUDITORIUM ~ Room 132 at 7:30 PM
CO-SPONSORED BY THEOLOGY & RELIGIOUS STUDIES, ETHICS, AFRICANA STUDIES,INSTITUTE FOR GLOBAL INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES, SOCIOLOGY, POLITICAL SCIENCE and GENDER & WOMEN’S STUDIES
Leymah Gbowee appeared on WHYY’s program, Radio Times, on September 15, 2011. Listen here: