Pre-Conference Film Screening:
Pray The Devil Back to Hell

Pray the Devil Back to Hell is the astonishing story of the Liberian women who took on the warlords and regime of dictator Charles Taylor in the midst of a brutal civil war and won a once unimaginable peace for their shattered country in 2003. Among the women featured is Leymah Gbowee, the leader of the Liberian women's peace movement. Gbowee is based in Accra, Ghana, where she is executive director of the Women Peace and Security Network – Africa. Her book, Mighty Be Our Powers: How Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex Changed a Nation at War, with Carol Mithers will be published in September 2011 by Beast Books.

Join us for a film screening of Pray the Devil Back to Hell, a compelling example of how grassroots activism can alter the history of nations.

Thursday, October 6, 2011
6:00 – 7:15 p.m.
Uris Hall, Room 141