The Wellesley Centers for Women kicks off its fall lunchtime seminar series with the program, “Gender, Education, and Peace Building in Liberia: A Dialogue,” presented by Laura Golakeh, M.A., on Thursday, September 24, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. at Cheever House, 828 Washington St.
Golakeh will share personal reflections about how education enabled her to break the shackles of fear, pain and trauma in Liberia and gave her a new energy to give back to a “crying society.” An advocate for educating girls, she says that that when a society embraces the education of its girls, its girls can then transform the lives of their families and communities.
Golakeh is founder and executive director of Right to Read Liberia, a Mandela Washington Fellow 2014 as well as a member of the 2014/2015 Gender and Peace Building class at the United Nations mandated University for Peace.
The programs is free and open to the public. Guests are invited to bring their lunches, and Wellesley Centers for Women will provide tea and coffee. To confirm program line-up, call 781-283-2500 or visit wcwonline.org/calendar.
The Wellesley Centers for Women is a premier women- and gender-focused, social-change oriented research-and-action institute at Wellesley College. Scholars at the Centers conduct social science research and evaluation, develop theory and publications, and implement training and action programs on issues that put women’s lives and women’s concerns at the center. Since 1974, WCW’s work has generated changes in attitudes, practices, and public policy.