A Deeper Look on 04/08/10
Running for Women in the Congo:
Interview with Portland author and activist Lisa J. Shannon on her new book A Thousand Sisters: My Journey Into The Worst Place On Earth To Be A Woman. Lisa Shannon saw an episode of the Oprah show about the plight of women in the Congo. Women who were driven from their villages by a variety of warring armies have lost family members and faced rape and torture. That show changed her life forever and turned her into an activist to support the displaced women of the Congo.