Leymah Gbowee | Keynote Address
With Featured Performance by Shailja Patel
Music by: DJ Moni
June 13 at 10:00 AM
This 2011 Winner of the Nobel Prize brought Liberia’s women together — and together they led a nation to peace. Leymah Gbowee helped organize and then led the Liberian Mass Action for Peace, a coalition of Christian and Muslim women who confronted Liberia’s ruthless president and rebel warlords and changed history. She is the author of Mighty Be Our Powers, a gripping chronicle of a journey from hopelessness to empowerment that touches all who dream of a better world. Shailja Patel is an internationally acclaimed Kenyan poet, playwright, theatre artist, and political activist, author of the bestseller Migritude. Her work has been translated into 16 languages.