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Book Talks @ The Ford School

CANCELED: Brick by Brick: Building Hope and Opportunity for Women Survivors Everywhere

A conversation with author Karen Sherman

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 4:00 pm to 5:20 pm ET
Weill Hall, Betty Ford Classroom (1110)

Free and open to the public. Reception to follow.

This event will be livestreamed. Check back here right before the event for viewing details.

**Due to the COVID-19 situation, this event has been canceled.  We are working to reschedule for a future date or deliver this content in a different format. Check this page or follow @fordschool on Twitter for updates. Learn more here about the University of Michigan's new university-wide measures regarding classes and events.**

Join us for a conversation with Associate Professor John Ciorciari and author Karen Sherman to discuss her book, Brick by Brick: Building Hope and Opportunity for Women Survivors Everywhere. 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.

 From the speaker's bio:

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 has been featured on BBC, CNBC Africa, Al Jazeera English, and Voice of America. 


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