Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Additional Screenings

Last year, Jackie Pottgen arranged a showing of Pray the Devil Back to Hell at the Floyd Memorial Library in Greenport, on September 14, 2011.

Now, Judy Wilenski has done the same for the Riverhead Library. That date is set for March 6 at 6 p.m., with a snow date of March 8.

Two of the women featured in the documentary won the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize. They are Leymah Gbowee, who mobilized and organized women to bring an end to the long civil war in Liberia; and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, elected president of Liberia in 2005. Sirleaf is Africa's first democratically elected female president.

A third woman, Tawakkol Karman, also shares the 2011 Peace Prize. All three were recognized by the Nobel Committee "for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women's rights to full participation in peace-building work."

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