PeaceJam Southeast Presents Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee
“There is a lot of work to be done to put the world right-side up, but with many hands it can be achieved!” – Leymah Gbowee
PeaceJam Southeast presents and evening with 2011 Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee on Friday, April 3rd.
Gbowee received the 2011 Nobel Prize for her role in creating and leading Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace, a grassroots, nonviolent movement that planted the seed of peace and brought an end to the Second Liberian Civil War. The social worker and mother of eight is a tireless advocate for educational and leadership opportunities for girls, women’s high-level inclusion in conflict resolution, and awareness of the devastating effects of war and gender-based violence.
The goal of the PeaceJam Foundation is to inspire a new generation of leaders who will transform themselves, their local communities, and the world. We are Nobel led, youth-driven, and community-engaged. FSU students involved with PeaceJam Southeast collaborate with incredible campus and community partners to support this experiential learning initiative throughout the region year-round. Our student leaders have hosted Nobel Peace Laureates at FSU and organized regional leadership conferences for 11 years, transforming the lives of nearly 10,000 students.