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Please join us for a reading and conversation with Emily Holland '01, co-author of a new book about the child soldiers of Liberia and a woman who became their champion.

Emily Holland '01, a former CNN producer who spent four years chronicling a leading humanitarian organization's work across Africa, is the co-author of AND STILL PEACE DID NOT COME: A Memoir of Reconciliation, a new book about the former child soldiers of Liberia and a woman who became their champion.

The Liberian Civil War (1989-1996 and 1999-2003) was one of the bloodiest in Africa’s history. Today, Liberia is recovering from its harrowing past, trying to heal the wounds of a scarred country.

As part of the healing process, the Liberian government is encouraging those involved in the war—both victims and perpetrators—to come forward and tell their stories, acknowledge the past, and vow to move forward. Emily worked with Agnes Kamara-Umunna, a native Liberian now living in Staten Island, New York, who is a foot soldier for this cause, coaxing former child soldiers to share their tragic histories in order to free themselves and help their country move on. AND STILL PEACE DID NOT COME is Agnes’s emotional story of war, and finding peace among the ruins.

Special guests: We will be joined by both George Hritz '69, President of Princeton in Africa, and Rory Eakin '01, Associate Director of Investments at Humanity United. 

Princeton in Africa develops young leaders committed to Africa's advancement by offering yearlong fellowship opportunities with a variety of organizations that work across the African continent.

Humanity United is a philanthropic organization that seeks to restore human dignity in places where it has been lost, by building peace and advancing human freedom.

Event Details

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 30 from 6 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Law offices of Duane Morris LLP at One Market Plaza, Spear Tower, Suite 2200 (Near the Embarcadero BART station)

**Space is limited.  Please RSVP to David Marshak '66  marshak.david@att.net **

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