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Screenings of Iron Ladies in Advance of President Sirleaf’s visit to the U of MN

What: Screening of Iron Ladies of Liberia in advance of Liberian President
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s visit to the University of Minnesota

When: Thursday, April 2, 12 and 4 p.m.

Where: Colwes Auditorium, Humphrey Center

 
Humphrey Institute Announces Screenings of Iron Ladies of Liberia  
in Advance of President Sirleaf’s Visit to the University of Minnesota

Film documents Sirleaf’s extraordinary first year in office

Minneapolis, MN (03/30/09) – The Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs will offer two free screenings of the film Iron Ladies of Liberia at 12 and 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 2, at the Humphrey Center. 

After nearly two decades of civil war, Liberia elected Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as its first woman president. Nicknamed the “Iron Lady,” Johnson Sirleaf was at one time imprisoned for treason under military dictatorship. Now the Harvard-educated economist and grandmother of eight is Africa’s first democratically elected female head of state.

Sirleaf has appointed an unprecedented number of women to leadership positions in all areas in the Liberian government. With the exclusive cooperation of President Sirleaf, Iron Ladies of Liberia goes behind the scenes of this groundbreaking administration during its first year as it works to prevent a post-conflict nation from returning to civil war.

These screenings are free and open to the public and celebrate the impending visit of President Sirleaf to the University of Minnesota as part of the Distinguished Carlson Lecture at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 10, at Northrop Memorial Auditorium.

President Johnson Sirleaf’s speech is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Tickets are available at the following locations;

University of Minnesota bookstore-Coffman Union
300 Washington Ave S.E., Minneapolis (612) 625-6000
Hours: M-F 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Normandale Community College Center for Cultural Services
900 France Ave, Bloomington (952) 487-8200
Hours: M-F 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Northrop Auditorium
84 Church St. S.E., Minneapolis (612) 625-6600
Hours: M-F 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

St. Paul Student Center
2017 Buford Ave., St. Paul (612) 625-9794
Hours: M-F 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs
301 19th Ave., Minneapolis (612) 625-5002
Hours: M-F 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

 

The Distinguished Carlson Lecture Series is made possible by a gift from Carlson and the Carlson Family Foundation. For more than 25 years, the lecture series has hosted renowned public leaders from across the globe, including President Bill Clinton; General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.); and his Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.

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Anne Mason
Assistant Director of Communications
Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs
University of Minnesota
(612) 625-9436 Phone
(202) 210-5742 cell
amason@umn.edu
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