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Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee to deliver International Women's Day Virtual Lecture

Leymah Gbowee

Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee to deliver International Women's Day Virtual Lecture, on the topic: "Beyond Women's Leadership: Liberian Lessons on Crisis, Peace, and Feminist Organizing"

The online event will be held 3 p.m. Monday, March 8.

Leymah Gbowee received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011 for her work in leading a women’s peace movement that brought an end to the Second Liberian Civil War in 2003. Gbowee shared the prize with fellow Liberian Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Yemen-native Tawakkol Karman.

Gbowee and Sirleaf became the second and third African women to win the prize. Gbowee is the founder and president of Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa, which provides educational and leadership opportunities to girls, women and youth in West Africa.

She is also the author of Mighty Be Our Powers: How Sisterhood, Prayer and Sex Changed a Nation at War (2011) and is the subject of the award-winning documentary Pray the Devil Back to Hell (2008).

The UAlbany Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies is pleased to bring this event to the University at Albany in partnership with the following: NYS Writers Institute; Center for Leadership and Service; Center for Women in Government & Civil Society; Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy; College of Arts and Sciences; College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security, and Cybersecurity; School of Social Welfare; School of Business; School of Public Health; School of Criminal Justice; Departments of Africana Studies; Anthropology; Communications; Latin American, Caribbean, & U.S. Latino Studies; Sociology; and University Auxiliary Services.


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