[act-ma] Peace & Conflict in West Africa: Thu, 9/27, 6:00 PM, Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway

Corr, Brian bcorr at cambridgema.gov
Wed Sep 26 11:43:57 PDT 2012


[cid:image001.gif at 01CD9BF2.87842DF0]Peace & Conflict in West Africa
A panel discussion about local peace & conflict resolution efforts in West Africa

Panelists
• Prof. Wendy Wilson-Fall, Lafayette College
• Prof. Abu Bakarr Bah, Northern Illinois University
• Janet Johnson, Liberian Journalist

Thursday, September 27, 2012, 6:00-8:45 PM*
Cambridge Public Library, Lecture Hall
449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Cambridge Peace Commission is cosponsoring this panel discussion on the histories, struggles, and peace-building efforts of West African nations and peoples. The panel discussion is organized by the West African Peace Initiative of the West African Research Association – a consortium of scholars and institutions with interest in West Africa. WARA promotes peace-building and conflict prevention within the region, and supports research and exchange among scholars and experts in the field. Discussion will focus on current peace-building efforts and the challenges being faced in the region.

The three featured panelists have extensive experience analyzing conflicts in the region: Prof. Abu Bakarr Bah, professor of sociology at Northern Illinois University, founder and editor-in-chief of the “African Conflict and Peace-Building Review”; Prof. Wendy Wilson-Fall, director of Africana Studies at Lafayette College; and Janet Johnson, a Liberian journalist who covered the civil wars in Liberia for more than 20 years and is featured in the documentary film, “Pray the Devil Back to Hell,” which chronicles the contributions of women in bringing an end to the civil wars in Liberia.

*Refreshments will be served at 6:00 PM, and the panel discussion begins at 6:30
This event is free and open to the public

For more information regarding this event and to RSVP contact V. Muna Kangsen at mkangsen at cambridgema.gov<mailto:mkangsen at cambridgema.gov> or 617.349.6155 TTY:617.492.0235
For more about the West African Peace Initiative visit www.westafricapeace.org<http://www.westafricapeace.org>

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Sponsored by the West African Research Association<http://www.westafricapeace.org/> & The Cambridge Peace Commission
The City of Cambridge does not discriminate on the basis of disability. The City may provide auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures to qualified individuals with disabilities

Brian Corr
Executive Director, Cambridge Peace Commission
City of Cambridge, Massachusetts
51 Inman St., Cambridge, MA 02139
617.349.4694 voice • 617.349.4766 fax
bcorr at cambridgema.gov<mailto:bcorr at cambridgema.gov>
http://www.cambridgema.gov/peace
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