Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) alumna Leymah Gbowee is one of three women jointly awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize and will receive the award on Saturday, Dec. 10, in Oslo, Norway. The ceremony begins at 7 a.m. EST.
Gbowee received the Nobel Prize for her work in organizing a peace movement to end the Second Liberian Civil War. She has become famous across the globe for mobilizing women and was named the head of the National Peace and Reconciliation Initiative in her home country of Liberia.
EMU President Loren Swartzendruber will be in attendance and will present Gbowee with a card signed by the campus community, congratulating her on the award.