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Leymah Gbowee


Nobel Peace Prize Winner
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 • UC Irvine
UCI Student Center, Pacific Ballroom • Doors open at 6 p.m. • Program at 7 p.m.

Free for UCI students, faculty and staff with UCI I.D.
General tickets $8 each.

“You live peace by not allowing evil to triumph over good.
Living peace is not a day job. It keeps you awake at night.” — Leymah Gbowee

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Leymah Gbowee is a Liberian peacebuilder, social worker, women’s rights advocate and mother. In 2011, she received the Nobel Peace Prize for mobilizing and organizing “women across ethnic and religious dividing lines to bring an end to the long war in Liberia, and to ensure women’s participation in elections. She has since worked to enhance the influence of women in West Africa during and after war.”

Ms. Gbowee will talk about the power of education, collaboration and hope in overthrowing one of the most brutal warlords in the history of Africa. She will also share her insights about the invaluable role that ordinary citizens can, and must, play in transforming violence to peace.

Following the talk, UCI’s Center for Citizen Peacebuilding will present Ms. Gbowee with its Citizen Peacebuilding Award.

Ms. Gbowee is currently living in New York City serving as a Distinguished Fellow in Social Justice at Barnard College.

Learn more about Leymah Gbowee and her work at