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 â€“ 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
FOOD SHALL BE SERVED DURING THE PROGRAM