The Justice for Women Lecture Series brings a distinguished speaker to Maine annually to present a public lecture and to contribute to a global conversation about justice for women and girls. Leymah Gbowee will deliver the second annual Justice for Women Lecture on March 20, 2013. During her visit, Ms. Gbowee will engage with students and community members to discuss challenges for women and girls in the developing world and their relevance to people in Maine.
The University of Maine School of Law established the Lecture Series in 2011 with the leadership and generous support of Catherine Lee of Lee International. The Lecture Series is supported further by the University of Maine School of Law Foundation and other generous donors.
The University of Maine School of Law is pleased and honored to welcome Leymah Gbowee to Maine. Nobel 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 and co-founder and executive director of Women Peace and Security Network Africa.
Leymah Gbowee and the Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace brought Christian and Muslim women together in a nonviolent movement to end Liberia's civil war in 2003. Ms. Gbowee's leadership is chronicled in her memoir, Mighty Be Our Powers, and in the documentary film by Abigail Disney, Pray the Devil Back to Hell.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 7:00 pm
Westbrook Performing Arts Center at Westbrook Middle School
471 Stroudwater Street, Westbrook, Maine
Admission is free, but seating is limited. Please register for this event by calling 207-780-4344
or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
. Registration is required as we anticipate a full house.