Ms. Leymah Gbowee (pronounced LAY–mah BEAU-wee), a social worker by profession, led a women's peace movement that helped bring an end to the Second Liberian Civil War in 2003 and laid the foundation for peace and a free election in 2005. Fellow activist, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, won the election, making Liberia the first African nation to have a female president. Ms. Gbowee, Ms. Sirleaf and Tawakkul Karman (from Yemen) were awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize "for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women's rights to full participation in peace-building work." Come and hear her speak!
This event is being organized by Agapé France and the young people's group of Protestants en fête.