Nobel winner to speak at Elizabethtown College
Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee will be the keynote speaker for the 2013 Ware Lecture on Peacemaking at Elizabethtown College.
The lecture will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, in the Leffler Chapel and Performance Center.
The event is free and open to the public, but tickets must be reserved by calling 361-4757.
The movie "Pray the Devil Back to Hell," based on Gbowee's book by the same name, will be screened at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, in the Musser Auditorium in Leffler Chapel.
A Liberian peace activist and social worker, Gbowee led a women's peace movement that helped end the Second Liberian Civil War in 2003.
Her book "Mighty Be Our Powers" is a gripping account of her experiences during the war.
Gbowee was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011.
Gbowee is the founder and president of the Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa, head of the Liberia Reconciliation Initiative and co-founder and executive director of Women In Peace Security Network in Africa.