FEATURE EVENT | Nov 20 • 11:30am
UPDATE: Leymah Gbowee is Co-Winner of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize
View excerpts from 2011 Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speeches
On November 20, 2010, Reel Causes will be collaborating with Amnesty International to present to you one of the best documentaries of 2011: Pray The devil Back to Hell. The Film will be part of the Amnesty International Film Festival.
A multi award winner, and short listed for the Oscars! (best feature documentary category).
Reel Causes is proud to introduce to you Leymah Gbowee, the leader of the Liberian group of women on which the documentary events were based. Leymah is an international role model for women activism, and recipient of many International awards including:
2010 John Jay Medal for Justice from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice
2009 Gruber Prize for Women’s Rights
2009 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award
2008 Leaders for the 21st Century Award
2007 Blue Ribbon for Peace from the
John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University
2010 Joli Humanitarian Award from Riverdale Country School
For 35 years, the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre has provided a safe place for women and children in the Downtown Eastside. We provide practical support, basic necessities and hot nutritious meals to over 300 women and children every day. We support women to make positive changes in their lives by connecting them to a continuum of services including outreach, advocacy, wellness, recreation, housing and skills development.