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PeaceJam Connecticut at WCSU 

Connecticut Conference 2017 YOUTH 

PeaceJam Connecticut welcomes Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee to Danbury for the 2017 PeaceJam Youth Leadership Conference at WCSU.
This incredible event is an opportunity for 400 youth to come together for two days of community building, meaningful service, and skill building workshops, all under the guidance of a world leader for peace.
On February 25-26, 2017, WCSU will host its first PeaceJam Conference featuring 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Winner Leymah Gbowee, a Liberian social worker who led a women's movement that stopped a Civil War and that supported the rise of the first female President to lead a country on the African continent. Leymah has since then worked to reintegrate child soldiers back into their communities and build relationships between Muslims and Christians.
Leymah Gbowee's autobiography is told in the book, MIGHTY BE OUR POWERS. Her story is also told in the documentary "Pray the Devil Back to Hell", produced by Abigail Disney and directed by Gini Reticker.
Leymah Gbowee will also give a Public Talk at WCSU on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017.
PeaceJam is a global, not-for-profit, educational organization which inspires youth to change the world as they draw inspiration from not only studying the lives of Nobel Peace Laureates, but also meeting them and working directly with them through PeaceJam Conferences.  Over 1.2 million youth have been served by PeaceJam.
PeaceJam Foundation is celebrating its 20th year in operation making it possible for Nobel Peace Laureates to mentor youth to create the change they want to see in themselves and their communities.

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