Welcome Reception for Leymah Gbowee

New York, NY

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Please join Provost Linda Bell, the Africana Studies Department, the Athena Center for Leadership Studies and the Barnard Center for Research on Women  at a welcoming reception for Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee as Barnard College’s Inaugural Social Justice Fellow, Thursday, September 19th from 5-6:30 pm on the Green Roof of the Diana Center.  Dr. Gbowee will also be a Fellow in residence at BCRW and the Athena Center.

2011 Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee is a Liberian peace activist, trained social worker, and women’s rights advocate. She is founder and president of the Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa, founder of the Liberia Reconciliation Initiative, and co-founder and former executive director of Women Peace and Security Network Africa (WIPSEN-A). She is also a founding member and former Liberia coordinator of Women in Peacebuilding Network/West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WIPNET/WANEP). She holds a master of arts degree in conflict transformation from Eastern Mennonite University (Harrisonburg, VA), and a doctor of laws (LLD) honoris causa from Rhodes University in South Africa and University of Alberta in Canada.

Location: Green Roof - 6th Floor, Diana Center (Rain Location: North Tower, Sulzberger Tower)