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Filmmaker and Philanthropist Abigail Disney to Visit Simmons College on April 9th

April 2, 2014

Simmons College is proud to host filmmaker, philanthropist and activist Abigail Disney as the College's 2014 Eileen Friars Leader-in-Residence. Ms. Disney will be the featured guest speaker in a public conversation taking place on Wednesday, April 9 at 11:30 a.m. in SOM 501. For more information about her visit to Simmons, please contact

Ms. Disney's longtime passion for women's issues and peacebuilding culminated in her first film, the acclaimed Pray the Devil Back to Hell. Abigail produced the groundbreaking PBS mini-series Women, War & Peace, the most comprehensive global media initiative ever mounted on the role of women in peace and conflict. She has played a role in many film projects and is currently at work on a film highlighting the key role of women in the Arab Awakening. She founded the Daphne Foundation, Peace is Loud and co-founded, along with 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee, the Gbowee Peace Foundation, USA.


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