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Johnson Sirleaf and Gbowee Awarded Nobel Peace Prize

October 7th, 2011, byStaff

“Anger is like liquid. It’s fluid. It’s like water. You put it in a container and it takes the shape of that container,” says Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee on our show this week. “We took our anger and put it into a peaceful container…That anger, in that peaceful container, propelled us.”

Today, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded jointly to Gbowee, Yemeni women’s rights activist Tawakkul Karma and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf – the first woman to win a free election in Africa.

The Nobel committee chose these women “for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work.”

Both Gbowee and President Johnson Sirleaf have appeared on our show. Be sure to watch our conversations with them below and share your thoughts.

  • danny dans

    Tavis ur doing great interviews and its very encouraging and interesting krrp up the good work……..POVERTY IN AMERICA I WILL SURELY WATCH

  • Zoe Birnbaum

    Dear Tives, I watched the interview you did with the president of Liberia. You did a wonderful job. As you see she is a plain spoken person but, straightt to the point. that is how her uncle, the late chief Zuoanna G. Johnson was,my grand-uncle. I only wish that they were here to see their daughter as president. The Gola-Kru girl is Tuff…

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