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2013 GlobeMed Summit: Leymah Gbowee

GlobeMed

Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM (CDT)

Evanston, IL

2013 GlobeMed Summit: Leymah Gbowee

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About Leymah Gbowee

2011 Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee is a Liberian peace activist, social worker and women’s rights advocate. She is Founder and President of the Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa, based in Monrovia.

Leymah 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 in 2003. Leymah’s and the women’s 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.

 

About the 2013 GlobeMed Summit

Each year, the GlobeMed Summit brings together 300+ students from across the country for a weekend of lectures, small group discussions, panels and film screenings.

The 2013 Summit theme - “The Student Momentum” - will focus on the unique position of young people as agents of change because of, and not despite, their role as students. Through this experience, delegates are equipped to be more effective leaders, partners and change makers.

Ms. Gbowee believes wholeheartedly in the power of young people. “We go into rural communities and all we do – is create the space. When these girls sit… you unlock great leaders.” Speaking to the theme of this year's Summit, Ms. Gbowee will share her story and remind us why young people have the power, and responsibility, to make change in today’s world.

 

The 2013 GlobeMed Global Health Summit will take place in Evanston, IL from April 11 - 13, 2013. For more information, please visit www.globemed.org/summit

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Alice Millar Chapel
1870 Sheridan Rd
Evanston, IL 60208

Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM (CDT)


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GlobeMed

GlobeMed is a network of university students who partner with grassroots organizations around the world to improve the health of people living in poverty. Through their involvement today, students commit to a life of leadership in global health and social justice.

Founded by students in 2007, the GlobeMed network engages over 2,000 undergraduates at 55 university-based chapters throughout the U.S. Each chapter is partnered one-to-one with a grassroots health organization in one of 19 countries throughout Africa, Asia, North America, and South America. 

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