FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kristin Trehearne Lane
Loyola University Chicago’s Center for the Human Rights of Children Presents Photography Exhibition, Panel on Child Soldiers
Loyola’s Center for the Human Rights of Children will host Child Soldiers: Forced to Be Cruel, an art exhibition that captures imagery of child soldiers from around the world. The photography comes from PROOF, an organization that utilizes visual storytelling to bring light to human rights issues. The exhibition will be on display from Thursday, October 8 through Saturday, October 31.
The opening reception will include a panel presentation and Q&A session featuring local and national experts who will discuss the trafficking of children as soldiers and draw comparisons to children who are recruited by gangs and forced criminality in the both the US and Central America contexts. The evening will conclude with a cocktail reception.
The event is free and open to the public. RSVPs are encouraged by registering here.
The panel discussion will include:
- Julia Hicks, US State Department’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
- Diana Tafur, National Immigrant Justice Center
- Brad Stolbach, PhD, National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Thursday, October 8
Loyola University Chicago
Damen Student Center, South Multipurpose Room
1032 W. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60660
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