March 5, 2013, Trip to Jackson Center for Beah Lecture

What does war look like through the eyes of a child soldier? How does one become a killer? How does one stop? Learn the answers to these difficult questions and more as the Robert H. Jackson Center hosts An Evening With Ishmael Beah. Beah, a former child soldier and author of A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, will give a candid personal account of his experiences in Sierra Leone and share his hopes for the future of the country.

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A reception in Beah’s honor will be held at 5:30 p.m., prior to the 7 p.m. presentation. Both are free and open to the public courtesy of sponsors Allegheny College, Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, Lutheran Social Services, and Lake Shore Savings Bank.

Allegheny’s Center for Political Participation is leaving on a bus at 4 p.m. March 5, in front of the Admissions building on North Main Street. If you want to go, free, contact Mary Solberg at 332-6202.