Children, Not Soldiers: An Evening with UNICEF Advocate Ishmael Beah

Event Details
  • Date/Time:
    • Wednesday October 22, 2014
      7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Location: Bank of America Auditorium, Shirley A. Massey Executive Conference Center, Morehouse College
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Contact

Anna Hutto (UNICEF USA)

ahutto@unicefusa.org

404.239.3292

 

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Summary Sentence: UNICEF USA will be hosting a lecture by Ishmael Beah on October 22nd.

Full Summary: UNICEF USA will be hosting a lecture by Ishmael Beah on October 22nd.

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UNICEF USA will be hosting a lecture by Ishmael Beah on October 22nd. His book, A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Child Soldier, describes his experience as a 12-year old caught in the civil war in Sierra Leone, during which his whole family was killed and he was forced to become a child soldier in order to survive. It’s a fascinating story in its own right… but bone chilling when you realize it’s not a work of fiction and that many kids around the world are still living this type of nightmare. With the help of UNICEF, Mr. Beah was able to come to the United States as a refugee and is now an activist and advocate for UNICEF.
Please RSVP here in order to attend. Registration is required. The event is free, and seats are awarded on a first-come-first-served basis.

Additional Information

In Campus Calendar
Yes
Groups

Sam Nunn School of International Affairs

Invited Audience
Public
Categories
Seminar/Lecture/Colloquium
Keywords
child soldiers, civil war, UNICEF
Status
  • Created By: Matt Josey
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Sep 18, 2014 - 2:20pm
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 10:09pm