January 4, 2012

Vietnam War Survivor, Kim Phúc: Educational Event (Jan. 19 @ 7pm)

This month we invite you to spend an evening with us at the Lobero Theatre for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, a chance to hear Kim Phúc, the Vietnam War's famous child survivor speak. A Conversation with Kim Phúc "The Girl in the Picture": 40 Years of Forgiveness will take place Thursday, January 19th in Santa Barbara beginning at 7pm.

Kim Phúc is best known as the Vietnam napalm bombing survivor that forever captured the world's heart when she was photographed running naked down her village road after being burned severely. Phúc is a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for a Culture of Peace and has become an international symbol of civilian suffering brought on by war. Kim established her non-profit, The KIM Foundation International to help children who are victims of war. Children who like herself needed treatment to care for wounds, burns and broken bones suffered during the conflict.

We are presenting this event to the community in commemoration the 40th Anniversary of the accidental bombing on Kim's village and to educate students on the importance of forgiveness. Friendship Tours World Travel believes it's essential for our youth to have a global consciousness in matters of war and peace. Attendees will hear Kim Phúc's inspiring story about the lessons of war and her personal journey through historical film footage, testimony and a short question and answer portion of the discussion.

Friendship Tours World Travel will also host an exclusive reception and opportunity to meet Kim Phúc and bid on a silent auction of photography following the main presentation. "Vietnam...through the Lens of a New Generation," will be held in the Lobero Theatre Courtyard and is a benefit for The KIM Foundation and The Friendship Fund, both are non-profit organizations providing life-changing opportunities for children to recover and learn from the tragedy of war will follow the event.

To purchase tickets please call (805) 963-0761 or visit www.lobero.com
$20.00 adults / $10.00 students & teachers.
$75.00 for Benefit Reception with Kim Phúc includes premium seating at the event.

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