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Free screening of "Iron Ladies of Liberia" 6/14

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Iron Ladies of Liberia, an hour-long 2007 documentary chronicling Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf's first year in office, screens Saturday at 1 PM at the West Englewood branch of the Chicago Public Library (1745 W. 63rd). A grandmother and Harvard-educated economist, Johnson Sirleaf is the first elected female president in her country and the first freely elected female head of state in all of Africa.

The movie will be followed by a discussion with Columbia College lecturer Prexy Nesbitt, author of Apartheid in Our Living Rooms: US Foreign Policy and South Africa. The library's auditorium seats about 60, and moviegoers are welcome to bring food and drink.

For more information, call Maggie Berndt at 312-422-5585 ext. 239.

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