A PeaceJam event is being held at West Conn next Friday night. A Novel Peace Laureate who is a Liberian peace activist and trained social worker will be the featured speaker. The event at Ives Concert Hall on the the midtown campus is at 6:30pm next Friday.
Women’s rights advocate Leymah Gbowee was awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of her efforts to lead a women’s peace movement that brought an end to the Second Liberian Civil War in 2003. She is founder and president of the Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa, a nonprofit organization that provides educational and leadership opportunities to girls, women and youth in West Africa. Gbowee also is the co-founder of the Women Peace and Security Network Africa, which promotes cross-national peace-building efforts and transforms women from victims in the crucible of war to mobilized armies for peace.
Gbowee has been a member of PeaceJam since 2012.