One afternoon in 2005 Lisa Shannon
saw an episode of Oprah
on women in Congo and the atrocities happening there, and it changed her life. She describes how she felt called to action, and how she began raising money to sponsor Congolese women and founded a national organization, Run for Congo Women. Her memoir, A Thousand Sisters: My Journey of Hope Into the Worst Place on Earth to Be a Woman
chronicles her journey to the Congo to meet the women her run sponsored, and shares their stories.
Event: Lisa Shannon will be in conversation with Zainab Salbi, founder of Women for Women International
Thursday, April 15, at 7:00 pm
The Strand Bookstore
Between 12th and 13th Streets