The Robert H. Jackson Center will host an evening with Ishmael Beah, author of A Long Way Gon: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 25.
In A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, Beah, now 26 years old, tells a gripping story: At the age of 12, he fled attacking rebels and wandered a land rendered unrecognizable by violence. By the age of 13, he had been picked up by the government army, and Beah, at heart a gentle boy, found that he was capable of truly terrible acts. At 16, he was removed from fighting by UNICEF, and through the help of the staff at his rehabilitation center, he learned how to forgive himself, to regain his humanity, and, finally, to heal.
The presentation is free and open to the public. There will be a reception with the author at 6 p.m. For more information, call 483-6646 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Robert H. Jackson Center's mission is to advance the legacy of Robert H. Jackson, a U.S. Supreme Court Justice and chief U.S. prosecutor of the major Nazi war criminals following World War II at the International Military Tribunal trial at Nuremberg, through education and exhibits and by pursuing the relevance of his ideas for future generations. The center is located at 305 E. Fourth St., Jamestown.
Tours are available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, email email@example.com, visit roberthjackson.org or call 483-6646.