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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.

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