A lecture from Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee, was held in Dallas, TX at the SMU Campass in the Hughes – Trigg Student Center Theater, on May 23, 2012. She is a very formidable activist, humanitarian, author, and mother.
Ms. Gbowee is the author of her book, Mighty Be Our Powers, an empowering compile of memoirs of her life events in Liberia. Mighty Be Our Powers is co-authored by Carol Mithers, published by Beast Books.
Members from PBS, and ONE Campaign were present at the event, presented by World Affairs Council DFW. Numerous people were at attention to hear such a powerful voice recap the life experiences and the torments she had wakened to daily in Africa.
“Anger is a poison for change” and “If your hungry….walk, If your thirsty walk for it” were the many quotes that she inspired the audience with. She then went on to tell a story of a boy she saw picking on a young lady, here in America. She asked the boy to come over to her and she gave him a talk on how to treat women. The young lady thanked her.
It’s always a pleasure to be a part of the phenomenal works of such strong spirits. The event was an ever important foundation for the youths and a new teaching to the adults here in America. Hero’s, as well as heroin’s, are in all shapes and sizes, no matter what color, rich or poor.
For more on women of Africa please watch Women, War & Peace