The University of San Diego’s Women’s PeaceMakers Program will debut a new film next month. It first debuted this month at the United Nation’s Commission on the Status of Women Conference.
The world premiere screening showed "Rhythms to Peace: The Way of a Woman PeaceMaker.” The film tells the story of Susan Tenjoh-Okwen, from Cameroon in Africa.
Tenjoh-Okwen is a 2007 honoree of the Women’s PeaceMaker program for her work. She advocates fair treatment of women abroad and in her home country, where polygamist households are rampant and the society is male dominated.
In a country where very few women are school-educated, Tenjoh-Okwen's father believed it was important for his daughter, as well as all his children, to be educated in order to ensure a better future.
In honor of Women’s History Month in March, USD will honor this year’s Women PeaceMakers and will host the annual International Women's Day Breakfast on March 18, 2009 at 7:30 a.m. in the IPJ.
“Rhythms to Peace” will debut on April 6, 2009 at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice at the University of San Diego. The event is free and will start at 7 p.m..