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Loyola University Chicago Welcomes Nobel Peace Prize Winner
Shirin Ebadi 2003 Awardee to Lecture and Receive Honorary Degree
As part of its year-long focus on “Feminism and Faiths,” Loyola’s Ann Ida Gannon, BVM, Center for Women and Leadership and the Women’s Studies program will host 2003 Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi on Monday, April 30. Ms. Ebadi, an Iranian lawyer, human rights activist, and founder of the Association for Support of Children’s Rights in Iran, will lecture on the topic “True Islam: Human Rights and the Role of Faith,” and will be awarded an honorary degree by the University.
Ms. Ebadi, known for her efforts surrounding democracy and human rights, focusing especially on the struggle for the rights of women and children, is the third speaker brought to campus by the Gannon Center and Women’s Studies as part of their “Feminism and Faiths” lecture series.
Monday, April 30, 2007
7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Loyola University Chicago Lake Shore Campus
970 W. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60613
Don’t miss an opportunity to spend an evening with Loyola as we hear from and honor this remarkable woman, internationally recognized for her tireless work within the areas of democracy and human rights for women.