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St. Norbert College Hosts Virtual Event With Nobel Peace Prize Activist

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From St. Norbert College, September 2, 2020
by Mike Counter, mike.counter@snc.edu, 920-362-8864

Leymah Gbowee, a 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner, will speak virtually via Zoom on “Resilience as a Community,” on Monday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m. The event is hosted by the Norman & Louis Miller Lecture Series at St. Norbert College. Click on this link to register. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScR53Qwet5u8uUxDGyFMp-q-qDNgint-B73Ktj7eE6HTCLJDQ/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0

Gbowee wrote, “In the middle of this heartbreaking pandemic, notice that it is alerting global citizens - regardless of race, status, and accomplishments - to rethink life, our interactions and attitudes toward ‘the other’ and many more. This moment in our global history has forcibly reminded us of the inevitable truth - we are more connected than we are divided and our humanity is tied in ways that we have sadly allowed ourselves to forget. As we navigate this moment, let us all use our moments of social distancing to think about acts that bring our societies closer when the dust settles.”

Gbowee is a Liberian peace activist, social worker and women's rights advocate. She is the founder and president of the Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa. Gbowee is best known for leading a nonviolent movement of Christian and Muslim women that played a pivotal role in ending the 14-year Liberian civil war.

A question-and-answer period with the audience will follow her talk.

For more information, contact Robert Pyne, director of the Norman Miller Center for Peace, Justice & Public Understanding at St. Norbert College, at robert.pyne@snc.edu.

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