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Show Your O - Ford School Presents Karen Sherman on Brick by Brick: Building Hope and Opportunity for Women Survivors Everywhere
Join us for a moderated conversation with Karen Sherman, to discuss her book, Brick by Brick: Building Hope and Opportunity for Women Survivors Everywhere. This powerful memoir weaves the stories of valiant women who survived the Rwandan genocide with Sherman’s own struggle to recover from her history of abuse. Sherman has spent 30 years in global development advocating for women in war-torn and transitional countries such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Congo, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Sudan, Kosovo, and the former Soviet Union. She began writing Brick by Brick during the year she spent living in Rwanda with her three sons to oversee the construction of a first-of-its-kind women’s opportunity center. The strength of these women helped Karen find her own way--through conflict zones and confrontations with corrupt officials to a renewed commitment to her family. Karen Sherman currently serves as President of the Akilah Institute, Rwanda’s only women’s college, leading its strategy, growth, and partnerships. Prior to joining Akilah, Sherman was a senior executive at Women for Women International, an organization that helps women survivors of war to rebuild their lives. Sherman also served as the Executive Vice President at Counterpart International, an international nonprofit development organization that partners with local organizations to build inclusive, sustainable communities in which their people thrive. Sherman is a sought-after speaker on global women’s issues and has been featured on BBC, CNBC Africa, Al Jazeera English, and Voice of America. Please look for OLLI host Lee Pizzimenti wearing a red sweater and flag scraf. Please contact the office to register for this event (734-998-9351 or olli.info@umich.edu).
Event Type : Show Your O      
Date(s) : 03/18/2020
Day of Week : Wednesday
Time : 4:00-5:20pm
Location : Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, Weill Hall
Address : 735 S State St.,
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Fee : $0.00 (Free and open to the public)
Event Status : OPEN