The new book Speaking Out: Women, War, and the Global Economy, and companion documentary DVD Diamonds, Guns, and Rice: Sierra Leone and the Women's Peace Movement, will be featured. The creative teams behind the projects include Portland State students and faculty, as well as Sierra Leonean women from the community. Screenings of the documentary will be followed by a catered reception and a discussion panel led by lead author, PSU Psychology Professor Jan Haaken, as well as Karifa Koroma and Emma Fofanah, two local Sierra Leonean activists who served as consultants on both projects. Fofanah and Koroma will discuss their stories of coming to the United States, their experiences in the Sierra Leonean civil war and present perspectives on causes underlying the Sierra Leonean civil war and the peace process.
When: Friday, January 27, 2006, 12-8 p.m. Showings of the documentary will take place at 1:00, 3:00 and 5:00 p.m. Discussion, speakers panel and catered reception from 6-8 p.m.
Where: PSU Multicultural Center, Smith Memorial Student Union, Second Floor, Room 228 (1825 S.W. Broadway).
Cost: Admission is free and open to the public.
Contact: For more information please contact Jonah Loeb at 503-810-3085 or firstname.lastname@example.org