Sunday, February 28, 2010
Instructed by a dream and organized in prayer, Leymah Gbowee and thousands of everyday women in Liberia — both Christians and Muslims alike — confronted warlords and a corrupt president to successfully fight for peace and dignity in their war-torn nation.
"I realized that every problem we encounter on this journey, I'm going to rise above it and lead these women because they trusted me with their lives and their future," says Gbowee.
Guest host Lynn Sherr interviews Gbowee and Abigail Disney, who documented the women's inspiring tale in the award-winning film Pray the Devil Back to Hell . Lynn Sherr is a long-time broadcast journalist who most recently covered events in Liberia for WNET's news program WorldFocus.