Jabbeh Wesley Invited as a Featured Speaker at Nobel Women’s Initiatives Conference
Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 256 hits
Patricia Jabbeh Wesley, associate professor of English at Penn State Altoona, was invited as a featured speaker/poet and women’s activist at the Nobel Women’s Initiatives Conference in Monrovia.
The six day international conference, titled "Women Forging Peace," which was convened by four Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, brought together peace activists and women’s advocacy groups from around the world, including Africa, Europe, and North America. The conference was co-hosted by the Liberian Nobel Prize Laureate, Leymah Gbowee. The purpose of the conference was to bring together Peace activists from around the world to meet with the delegation of four Nobel Peace Laureates on how to "Stop Rape and Gender Violence in Conflict."
Wesley was invited to speak on her Penn State supported research on Liberian women’s trauma stories from the civil war on January 21, 2012. Her topic was part of her Penn State AESEDA project outreach, speaking on the topic, "Telling Their Stories: Liberian Women and War." Wesley was also interviewed for the conference’s "Activist Spotlight" section. For further information, visit http://nobelwomensinitiative.org/2013/01/activist-spotlight-poet-patricia-jabbeh-wesley/ online.