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Building Coalitions for Positive Change: A Humanities Special Event at NCSSM

February 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Building Coalitions for Positive Change is a virtual event focused on how communities can create a more just future. Featuring a keynote address by Madame Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (2011 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and former President of Liberia), a question-and-answer period, and a panel discussion with community leaders, the event will explore how, together, we might bring about systemic change to build a better world.

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is the first democratically elected woman president in Africa, leading Liberia from 2006-2018. A promoter of freedom, peace, justice, women’s empowerment and democratic rule, she led Liberia through reconciliation and recovery following the nation’s decade-long civil war, as well as the Ebola Crisis.  In 2011, she won the Nobel Peace Prize for her work in bringing women into the peacekeeping process and has garnered further acclaim for her achievements fostering economic, social, and political change.

Panelists for the event include:  NC Representative Vernetta Alston; activist Mandy Carter; Executive Director of WISER International, Zach Fowler; lead developer of the Pauli Murray Center, Barbara Lau; and Emory Professor Pamela Scully.  Panel will be moderated by Adam Sampieri.

Registration for the event is required.  Registration, and the opportunity to submit questions, are available on the website below.