PRAY THE DEVIL BACK TO HELL 12-8-11

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PRAY THE DEVIL BACK TO HELL

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  • Date: Thursday, December 8
  • Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Location: Q-Center 4115 N Mississippi Avenue Portland, Oregon 97217
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Purpose

Organizers:

  • Awc Portland
  • City of Portland - Office of Equity and Human Rights
  • African Women’s Coalition & Black Women for Peace
  • PSU – College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Sociology of Islam and Muslim Societies


The untold story of the everyday women who brought a warring nation to its senses…armed only with the courage of their convictions.

A HUMAN RIGHTS FILM AND DIALOGUE EVENT


Pray the Devil Back to Hell, a Gene Reticker and Abigail Disney film, stars recent Nobel Peace Prize winner, Leymah Gbowee, and chronicles the remarkable story of thousands of Liberian women — ordinary mothers, grandmothers, aunts and daughters, both Christian and Muslim — who came together to pray for peace and then staged a silent protest outside of the Presidential Palace.

Armed only with white T-shirts and the courage of their convictions, they demanded a resolution to the country’s civil war. A story of sacrifice, unity and transcendence, Pray the Devil Back to Hell 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.

After the film, we will engage in a community dialogue and use it as a space where we seek to understand, find commonalities, and share our experiences. Please join us!

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