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E. N. Thompson Forum on World Issues: Leymah Gbowee

“Mighty Be Our Powers: Building Women, Building Peace”

Date: Time: 6:00 pm–7:00 pm
Lied Center for Performing Arts
Additional Info: LIED
Contact: Rinjisha Roy, (402) 472-4109, rroy3@unl.edu
The E. N. Thompson Forum on World Issues is thrilled to present Leymah Gbowee on October 1st at the Lied Center for Performing Arts. Co-recipient of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, Leymah is a peace activist, trained social worker and women’s rights advocate.

Leymah’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 – earned her the Nobel Peace Prize. Her experiences are chronicled in her memoir, Mighty Be Our Powers: How Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex Changed a Nation at War, and in the award-winning documentary, Pray the Devil Back to Hell.

Leymah will be speaking on “Mighty Be Our Powers: Building Women, Building Peace”. A pre-talk starting at 5:30 p.m. will be delivered in the Steinhart Room of the Lied Center for Performing Arts.

All E. N. Thompson Forum events are free to attend and open to the public. Tickets can be reserved online at: https://tickets.liedcenter.org/2103

The E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues is a cooperative project of the Cooper Foundation, Lied Center and the University of Nebraska—Lincoln.

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