24 Freedom Lost, Purpose Found

Alberta
Amanda Lindhout Alberta

 

Amanda Lindhout is the founder of the Global Enrichment Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports and education initiatives development, aid in Somalia and Kenya. Her dramatic memoir A House in the Sky tells of her journey from rural Canada to imperiled and dangerous countries on every continent and of 15 months of harrowing captivity in Somalia. @AmandaLindhout Read more

Host: Denise Ryan
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 8:00pm
Waterfront Theatre
$19

In 2008, Amanda Lindhout was reporting on the fighting in Somalia when she was abducted by soldiers. She survived an unfathomable 460 days in captivity, an ordeal recounted in her memoir A House in the Sky. Perhaps even more unfathomable, however, is Lindhout’s attitude toward her captors, 14- to 18-year-old orphan soldiers. At her weakest moment in captivity, Lindhout says, she was given “a flash of a hidden truth.” No matter what happened to her she could still choose her response; it was the only thing over which she had any control. Following her ransomed release, Lindhout established the Global Enrichment Foundation, a charity to help improve the lives of Somali women. “This work is my life,” Lindhout says. “The country where I lost my freedom is also the place where I have found my life’s purpose.”

This event is sponsored by The Vancouver Sun.


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