Senator Romeo Dallaire and former child soldier Ishmael Beah shed light on the issue of child soldiers on stage at McGill University in April 2007. It is shocking to hear Dallaire list the places in which children are used as "low-grade weapons" – Burma, Colombia, Sri Lanka, Eastern Europe and Africa. And it hits even harder when Ishmael Beah reads graphic passages from his book A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier. Their presentation is both a plea for action and an offering of hope. CBC Ideas recorded this provocative dialogue. Click on the button below to listen.
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