Free film screening

The STUDENT ALLIANCE FOR THE WELFARE OF AFRICA presents a free screening of PRAY THE DEVIL BACK TO HELL. A Film By Academy Award Nominated, Abigail Disney and Gini Reticker which chronicles the remarkable story of the courageous Liberian women who came together to end a bloody civil war and bring peace to their shattered country. Thousands of women  ordinary  mothers, grandmothers, aunts and daughters, both Christian and Muslim – came together to pray for peace and then staged a silent protest outside of the Presidential Palace. Armed with only their white T-shirts and the courage of their convictions, they took on the warlords and nonviolently forced a resolution during the stalled peace talks. A story of sacrifice, unity and transcendence, the film honors the strength and perseverance of the women of Liberia.

Inspiring, uplifting, and most of all motivating, it is a compelling testimony of how grassroots activism can alter the history of nations.

The Screening will be followed by a discussion with survivors of Liberia’s bloody civil war of fifteen years.

DATE: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19TH, 2009
PLACE: UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND MEMORIAL UNION BALLROOM TIME: 7:00PM
ADMISSION: FREE!
FOOD SHALL BE SERVED DURING THE PROGRAM

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