Pray the Devil Back to Hell (2008)
Pre-conference Film Viewing & Discussion
International Cultural Center | Office of International Affairs | Auditorium | 601 Indiana Ave. | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pray the Devil Back to Hell(2008) Directed by Gini Reticker, chronicles the remarkable story of the courageous Liberian women who came together to end a bloody civil war and bring peace to their shattered country. A story of sacrifice, unity and transcendence, Pray the Devil Back to Hell honors the strength and perseverance of the women of Liberia. Inspiring, uplifting, and most of all motivating, it is a compelling testimony of how grassroots activism can alter the history of nations.
This year’s conference theme, "Women and Global Change: Achieving Peace Through Empowering Women" was inspired by the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winners Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Leymah Bbowee, who is featured in the documentary, from Liberia and Tawakkol Karman from Yemen. The peace-building work each of these three women have endured and continue to work on to this day, has set in motion an empowering movement for social, political and economic change.
This year’s conference is sure to inspire, educate, and transform how global movements are local movements.
We hope you will make plans to join us for our kick off event and celebrate our 31st year as an academic program. Visitors will find FREE parking available at the International Cultural Center.
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