Running For The Women Of The Congo: Interview with Lisa J. Shannon

program: 
A Deeper Look
program date: 
Thu, 04/08/2010

 Author, Lisa J. Shannon joins host Linda Olson-Osterlund in the Kboo Studio to talk about her new book, A Thousand Sisters: My Journey Into The Worst Place On Earth To Be A Women. In 2005 Lisa saw an episode of the Oprah show depicting the plight of women in the conflict in The Congo where rape had affected the lives of over fifty percent of the women fleeing the fighting. That show changed Lisa's life forever. She  founded  Run For Congo Women, raising funds to sponsor Congolese women through Women For Women International, then traveled to the eastern Congo to meet the women she sponsored.

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Lisa J Shannon will be reading for the public at Powells Books on Monday, April 19 at 7pm

 

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