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Noble Peace Prize Winner to Speak on Campus, Oct 23
October 22, 2012
Leymah Gbowee, 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, will speak at Otterbein University at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 23. The event will take place in Cowan Hall. Otterbein students are admitted free with their Otterbein ID.
Leymah Gbowee won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011 for her part in ending Liberia's civil wars, and for her efforts to promote peace, democracy and women's rights in Africa. She grew up in Monrovia, Liberia's capital, and was a witness to the horrors of war as a teenager and young mother. Gbowee helped organize widespread non-violent prayer protests that in 2003 helped bring an end to Liberia's 14 years of civil war. Her life story was shared in the PBS documentary Pray the Devil Back to Hell (2008).
The event begins at 5:00 PM. There will be a short intermission at approximately 6:30 PM prior to the PBS documentary being shown for those wishing to stay at 6:45 PM.
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