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Social Justice Book Discussion

Mighty Be Our Powers by Leymah Gbowee

2019-08-28 19:00:00 2019-08-28 20:30:00 America/Chicago Social Justice Book Discussion Bettendorf Public Library

Wednesday, August 28
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Add to Calendar 2019-08-28 19:00:00 2019-08-28 20:30:00 America/Chicago Social Justice Book Discussion Book discussion of Mighty Be Our Powers by Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee. Bettendorf Public Library

Book discussion of Mighty Be Our Powers by Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee.

The winner of the Nobel Peace Prize shares her inspirational, powerful story of how a group of women working together created an unstoppable force that brought peace to Liberia.

As a young woman, Leymah Gbowee was broken by the Liberian civil war, a brutal conflict that destroyed her country and claimed the lives of countless relatives and friends. Propelled by her realization that it is women and girls who suffer most during conflicts, she found the courage to turn her bitterness into action. 

She helped organize and then lead the Liberian Mass Action for Peace, which brought together Christian and Muslim women in a nonviolent movement that engaged in public protest, confronted Liberia's ruthless president and rebel warlords, and even held a sex strike. 

With an army of women, Gbowee helped lead her nation to peace-and became an international leader who changed history, won the Nobel Peace Prize for her work, and fiercely advocates for girls' empowerment and leadership. Mighty Be Our Powers is the gripping chronicle of a journey from hopelessness to liberation that will touch all who dream of a better world.

This Social Justice Book Discussion of Mighty Be Our Powers is held in sponsorship with St. Ambrose University. Books provided by St. Ambrose University and Humanities Iowa. For more information please call 563-344-4153 or email klyle@bettendorf.org.

Leymah Gbowee will be the keynote speaker at the Ambrose Women for Social Justice Conference on September 24, 2019 at St. Ambrose University. This book discussion and the Ambrose Women for Social Justice Conference are free and open to the public. 

Ambrose Women for Social Justice Conference

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Book Discussion |

TAGS: | PR |

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