A feature in the current issue of the magazine, entitled “Staying the course: Why Canada shouldn’t pull its troops out of Afghanistan,” has generated its fair share of discussion, as our next issue’s Letters pages will attest. The discussion continues to evolve as Canada’s involvement in the NATO mission in Afghanistan carries on — and obviously yesterday’s loss of six soldiers makes it a very emotional discussion.
On Wednesday, the writer of our feature article, Jared Ferrie, will participate in a presentation on Afghanistan in Vancouver, with proceeds from the event going toward educational initiatives for Afghan children.
Details on the event after the jump…
PHOTO: JARED FERRIE
When: Wednesday, April 11th – 7:30 p.m.
Where: H.R. MacMillan Space Centre Auditorium, 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver
This presentation will feature frontline photos of Canadian troops in combat, and behind-the-scenes images of an imperiled people. Vancouver photojournalists Leslie Knott, Jared Ferrie, and Ethan Baron will provide a window into a land where beauty and hope struggle against violence and injustice, and where Canada is embarked on a controversial military effort to bring stability to a country shattered by three decades of war.
Tickets are $15 at the door, and all money raised will go directly to CW4WA (Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan) and will be used to fund educational projects and schoolteachers’ salaries in Afghanistan.