Nobel Laureate Tawakkol Karman

Nobel Laureate Tawakkol Karman

2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakkol Karman speaks Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at North Central College at 7:30 in Wentz concert hall.  The event is free and open to the public.

For her biography—which contains links to several other resources—go Here.  I took this straight from her press kit, altering it only in taking out one phrase that did not seem to be complete and doing minor re-arranging so it would fit on three pages.

Besides her Nobel Prize, she was named “One of the Top 100 Global Thinkers” by Foreign Policy magazine, and one of the “16 Most Revolutionary Women in History” by Time magazine.  A journalist, activist, and mother of three from Yemen, she is often referred to as The Lady of the Arab Spring.  She was 32 when she won the Nobel, the youngest Peace Prize winner to date.

The biography also includes a few quotes, including:

“I have always believed that resistance against repression and violence is possible without relying on similar repression and violence.”

“Peace does not mean just to stop wars, but also to stop oppression and injustice.”

“The solution to women’s issues can only be achieved in a free and democratic society in which human energy is liberated, the energy of both women and men together.”

Please join us Tuesday evening.


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