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Leymah Gbowee

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 7:00pm • Doors at 6:00pm

Pacific Ballroom, UCI Student Center

University of California, Irvine

Leymah Gbowee is a Liberian peacebuilder, social worker, women’s rights advocate and mother. In 2011, she received the Nobel Peace Prize for mobilizing and organizing “women across ethnic and religious dividing lines to bring an end to the long war in Liberia, and to ensure women’s participation in elections. She has since worked to enhance the influence of women in West Africa during and after war.”

Ms. Gbowee will talk about the power of education, collaboration and hope in overthrowing one of the most brutal warlords in the history of Africa. She will also share her insights about the invaluable role that ordinary citizens can, and must, play in transforming violence to peace.

Following the talk, UCI’s Center for Citizen Peacebuilding will present Ms. Gbowee with its Citizen Peacebuilding Award.