Leymah Gbowee

Saturday Keynote

Leymah Gbowee

Saturday Keynote

Biography

Leymah Gbowee, 2011 Nobel Peace Laureate, is a Liberian peace activist, trained social worker, and women’s rights advocate. She is the founder and current President of the Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa and co-Founder and former Executive Director of Women Peace and Security Network Africa. Gbowee’s leadership of the Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace, which played a pivotal role in ending Liberia’s civil war in 2003, is chronicled in her memoir Mighty Be Our Powers. She currently serves as a member of the High-Level Task Force for the International Conference on Population and Development and on the Board of Directors of the Nobel Women’s Initiative and Federation of Liberian Youth, amongst many more. Gbowee travels internationally to advocate for human rights and peace and security.

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Leymah Gbowee | Keynote Address

10:00 am
Apollo Theater