Join the United Nations Association of Greater Kansas City and UNA Women for a private curatorial-lead presentation and tour that will go behind the scenes on how an exhibition is made and showcase women artists and collectors in the Unexpected Encounters exhibition.
Complimentary drink and food for purchase (member discount).
Members may bring one guest.
Reservations required. Space limited. To reserve a spot, email email@example.com before July 31.
In 1994, as force commander of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Rwanda, Lt. Gen. Roméo Dallaire confronted a weapon of war that he wasn’t trained to face: the coerced recruitment and use of children as soldiers.
The decorated Canadian Army officer discusses the experience and his subsequent founding of the Roméo Dallaire Child Soldier Initiative, which seeks to end the use of child soldiers through a security sector approach. It helps ensure that those who serve – from a nation’s military to police and peacekeepers – have the knowledge and tools to prevent children’s conscription into the military.
Dallaire served 37 years in the military and later was a Canadian Senator. He gained fame for attempts during his peacekeeping mission in Rwanda to stop the genocide that claimed more than 800,000 lives.
This years dinner will welcome special guest Shelly Pitterman, regional representative for the USA and the Caribbean for UNHCR, the UN's refugee agency. Mr. Pitterman, himself the son of Holocaust survivors and regugees, has firsthand knowledge of the unique chalenges of refugees.