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The Global Women Changemakers Summit

March 12, 2020 - March 13, 2020
7:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Columbia University, Morningside Heights Campus, 116 & Broadway Multiple Locations, please take note in listing
Please join us for the first Global Women Changemakers Summit, presented by the Earth Institute's Women, Peace and Security (WPS) program and Columbia University World Leaders Forum. Co-hosted by the Nobel Women’s Initiative, Peace Is Loud, and the Public Science Project, this event will take place March 12 and 13 at Columbia University. This Summit will unite academics and practitioners from across the globe for dialogue, reflection, and policy discussion on creating possibilities for movement building and solidarity. The Women, Peace and Security program believes that in times of heightened inequality, hate crimes, and global consciousness of violence against women, and in times of vibrant transnational mobilizations for gender and racial justice, this groundbreaking Summit can serve to generate knowledge, advocacy and new forms of networks to support peace and justice projects both around the world and in our own domestic context. We gratefully acknowledge the SHMJRLEY Fund, founding sponsor of the first Global Women Changemakers Summit. Agenda Thursday, March 12, 2020 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM The Forum, Columbia University | Manhattanville Campus Reimagining Peace, Working Toward Justice A night of dialogue about transnational solidarity in the current global context Please join us for a keynote panel reflecting on politics and activism and gender justice, and current challenges and opportunities for transnational solidarity, movement building and social change Speakers include: Leymah Gbowee, Executive Director, Women, Peace & Security Program, Columbia University; 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi, First Lady of Ekiti State, Nigeria; Co-Founder, African Women's Development Fund Abena Busia, Ghana Ambassador to Brazil; Associate Professor, Rutgers University Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, UN Women Madeleine Rees, Secretary General, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom

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