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Leaders Overcoming Obstacles to Peace Award Banquet

August 18, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Have you read Mighty Be Our Powers: How Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex Changed a Nation at War – A Memoir by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Leymah Gbowee?
It is a must-read book that not only is a story about women uniting for the greater good, but it’s also story about a young woman’s struggle to create a better life for her family. It’s about the sacrifices she made, and those made by her family, so that she could do the work that she felt called to do for the people of Liberia.
“Mighty Be Our Powers reminds us that even in the worst of times, humanity’s best can shine through.”
— Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, 1984
Africa Development Promise teams up with A New Dimension of Hope to host Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Author, Ms. Leymah Gbowee at the Leaders Overcoming Obstacles to Peace Award (LOOP Award) Banquet on August 18th at 6:00 pm at the Arvada Center.
The LOOP Award honors the life work of a courageous leader who has persevered against overwhelming odds to positively benefit humanity. Leymah Gbowee exemplifies the ideals of this award. She is a formidable woman who is best know for organizing women to start the Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace Movement. Their protest helped bring an end to the second Liberian Civil War in 2003 and led to the resignation of a warlord, Charles Taylor. Gbowee’s work also paved the way for Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s election as Africa’s first female head of state. Gbowee continues to work in peace and conflict resolution but with a stronger focus on mobilizing women to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of ending extreme poverty and inequality and combating climate change by 2030. This is a message that is truly appropriate for our time.
Do not miss this special event that celebrates the power of hope, promise and cultural understanding. The evening will feature a keynote address, offer insight into African culture through music, cuisine and auction items. Proceeds from the even benefit women’s economic development in Rwanda and Uganda and a school for 1,000 children in Liberia.
Evening Events:
Private reception with Leymah Gbowee (VIP Tickets)
Cocktail and Silent Auction with an African Twist
Dinner and Awards Program
Keynote by Leymah Gbowee
Dessert Bar and Entertainment
Attire: Your best African style or cocktail attire