Leymah Gbowee | Keynote Address

13 Jun 2015
10:00 am
Apollo Theater

Leymah Gbowee | Keynote Address

With Featured Performance by Shailja Patel
Music by:  DJ Moni

June 13 at 10:00 AM
Apollo Mainstage

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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.