The WIP is proud to present a free event in New York City on November 6th sponsored by The President's Office For Diversity and Community Affairs, Teachers College Columbia University.
What: Women as Social, Political and Economic Agents of Change
When: November 6th at 7:30pm
Where: Millbank Chapel, 525 W. 120th Street, New York, NY
With Featured Guests:
Monisha Bajaj, Ed.D. is Assistant Professor of Education in the Department of International and Transcultural Studies at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her research and teaching interests focus on education as a force for social transformation in diverse international and U.S. contexts such as Zambia, the Dominican Republic, India, and New York City. She is the editor of the Encyclopedia of Peace Education (2008) and the author of a Spanish-language teacher training manual on human rights education (UNESCO, 2003), which she wrote while carrying out research as a Fulbright scholar in the Dominican Republic. She has also developed curriculum--particularly related to the incorporation of peace education, human rights, and sustainable development--for non-profit educational service providers in New York City and inter-governmental organizations, such as UNICEF.
Leymah Roberta Gbowee is the Executive Director of the Women Peace and Security Network Africa, based in Accra, Ghana. During her tenure as a founding member and coordinator of the Women in Peacebuilding Program/West African Network for Peacebuilding WIPNET/WANEP, Leymah organized initiatives for a network of women peace builders from 9 of Liberia's 15 counties. She also served as the Commissioner-Designate for the Liberia Truth and Reconciliation Commission. She was honored with the Blue Ribbon Peace Award by the Women's Leadership Board at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. Leymah holds a MA in Conflict Transformation from the Eastern Mennonite University and is a mother of five. She is the central character of a documentary entitled "Pray the Devil Back to Hell", opening in select theaters November 7th. (photo: Michael Angelo for Wonderland)
Gloriana Guillen is the Communications and Marketing Manager for Pro Mujer, an 18 year-old organization that provides Latin America's poorest women entrepreneurs with loans, savings accounts, business training, and healthcare. Previously, Gloriana worked for Oxfam Great Britain, where she launched a communications strategy to engage youth with Oxfam's work and led Oxfam's volunteer program. Gloriana was also the Latin America Manager for the Discovery Channel Global Education Partnership. During her earlier career, she worked as an anchor and research journalist for Channel 4 News, Channel 15 and Radio Universidad, in Costa Rica. Gloriana holds a master's degree in Management of Non-Governmental Organizations, a master's in Film & Electronic Media, and a bachelor's in Journalism.
Nomi Prins is a journalist and Senior Fellow at Demos, a non-partisan public policy research and advocacy organization. She is the author of Other People's Money: The Corporate Mugging of America, a devastating exposé into corporate corruption, political collusion and Wall Street deception. Before becoming a journalist, Nomi worked on Wall Street as a managing director at Goldman Sachs, and ran the international analytics group at Bear Stearns in London. She has appeared internationally on BBC World and BBC Radio and nationally on CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, ABCNews, CSPAN and other TV stations. She has also been featured on dozens of radio shows across the U.S. Her articles have appeared in The New York Times, Newsday, Fortune, Mother Jones, Slate.com, The Guardian UK, The Nation.com, The American Prospect, The Left Business Observer, LaVanguardia, and Against the Current.
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