Oct 6: Child Soldier: When Boys and Girls are Used in War: Special Event at Toronto Reference Library


When Boys and Girls are Used in War
Special Talk at Toronto Reference Library
Tuesday, October 6th, 7pm-8:30pm
Atrium @ Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street
Free to attend. Tickets at Eventbrite.

Toronto Public Library presents Children’s Rights Advocate Michel Chikwanine as he shares his storyand how he and others are working toward ending the use of children in war. Michel Chikwanine was kidnapped by Congolese rebels and forced into warfare at the age of five. Child Soldier is the new graphic novel about his abduction, escape and life as a student and peace activist in Canada. With guest Jessica Dee Humphreys, co-author of Child Soldier, Claudia Davila, artist of Child Soldier, and a special introduction by humanitarian Lt. Gen (ret) Roméo Dallaire.

Q&A to follow. Books available for purchase courtesy of Page & Panel beginning at6pm. Cash or credit. This presentation is in partnership with Kids Can Press and Citizen Kid.

Ticket Holders: Doors open at 6 pm. As this event is free, it is our policy to overbook. In case of a full program, your ticket reservation may not guarantee admission. Ticket holder lineups for sold out events begin as early as 4pm.

Room Capacity: Based on fire code regulations the Atrium can accommodate seating for 400. Seating for ticket holders is on a first come, first served basis. Additional overflow seating, as well as standing room is available on the balconies of the other floors of Toronto Reference Library.