Liberian Organizer to speak at EMU

Brent Finnegan -- October 21st, 2009

Leymah Gbowee — the Liberian peace activist, “sex strike” organizer, and subject of the film Pray the Devil Back to Hell — will be speaking at EMU this Thursday, about how her Christian faith informs her work of peacebuilding.

More from her interview on The Colbert Report a few months ago:

The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Leymah Gbowee
www.colbertnation.com

Gbowee will be speaking after the screening of the film at Lehman Auditorium tomorrow, Thursday the 22nd at 7:00 pm.

Thanks, Andrea.

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3 Responses to “Liberian Organizer to speak at EMU”

  1. Tomorrow is also the kickoff for the Interfaith Summit.

  2. David Miller says:

    I had watched this live and really enjoyed her novel (to me) approach, sex strike. Talk about hittin em’ where it hurts! What can bring one man to a peace table with his enemy? Celibacy apparently, who knew?

  3. Holly says:

    I was pleasantly surprised to find that Leymah is a student at the EMU peacebuilding program. What a great honor to have this woman as part of our community.

    Someone asked her what motivates her. She talked of faith, and of ongoing struggles of women worldwide, ending by saying, “I do it for the girls.”

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