PeaceJam - Talk & Dinner with Nobel Peace Laureate

Fri 10/03/17 5:30 pm

Leymah Gbowee won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011 for her work leading a women’s peace movement that brought an end to the Second Liberian Civil War. The war broke out in 1999 and brought systematic rape and brutality to an already war-weary Liberia. Responding to the conflict, Leymah mobilized an interreligious coalition of Christian and Muslim women and organized the Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace movement. Through Leymah’s leadership, thousands of women staged pray-ins and nonviolent protests demanding reconciliation and the resuscitation
of high-level peace talks. The pressure pushed President Charles Taylor into exile, and
smoothed the path for the election of Africa’s first female head of state.

Over the weekend of the 11th and 12th of March, hundreds of children from across the UK and students from the University will work with Leymah Gbowee and participate in a range of inspiring activities to learn about building a more peaceful world.

Peace Jam is organised by Peace Jam UK in partnership with the University of Winchester and the Centre of Religion, Reconciliation and Peace. 

Times:
5.30pm - 7pm Public talk
7pm onwards Meal and Book signings

Books will also be available to purchase at the event.