LDS Charities is proud to partner with ONErefugee to sponsor storyteller, author, and former child soldier Ishmael Beah in a special presentation on August 17, 2018. Beah will be speaking in the Conference Center Theater (60 West North Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150) from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Guests must be seated by 6:45 p.m.
“We are excited to welcome Ishmael Beah to Salt Lake City to talk about his experience as a child soldier and hear his message of hope and healing,” said Paul Moody, manager of refugee services with LDS Charities. “Utah has a long tradition of welcoming people who are fleeing similar circumstances, and we look forward to hearing his message.”
Parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis under the Conference Center. Additional paid parking is available in and around Salt Lake City.
Beah was born in Sierra Leone in West Africa. When he was a young boy, he was separated from his family and forced to join a military group as a child soldier. Though his family was killed, he later escaped and came to the United States. He is the author of A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier and Radiance of Tomorrow.