February 19, 2019, Published in EmpowermentSquared
Join Empowerment Squared and partners, including the Rotary Club of Hamilton, for a public conversation with 2011 Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee – peace activist, social worker and women’s rights advocate. She is best known for leading a nonviolent movement that brought together Christian and Muslim women to play a pivotal role in ending Liberia’s devastating, fourteen-year civil war. This historic achievement paved the way for the election of Africa’s first female head of state, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. It also marked the vanguard of a new wave of women emerging worldwide as essential and uniquely effective participants in brokering lasting peace and security.
This event is hosted by Empowerment Squared and presented in partnership with McMaster University’s Peace Studies Program and the Centre for Peace Studies, and the Rotary Club of Hamilton.
There will also be another event hosted on the same day in Hamilton:
Mrs. Gbowee will deliver the 18th Annual Mahatma Gandhi Lecture on Nonviolence at McMaster University
Topic: Women, Peace and Security
Thursday, March 14, 2019, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
McMaster University, Health Sciences Centre, (HSC) 1A1