In 1992, while studying in Cuba with her husband, she defected and settled in Canada. Since then, Kim has become an important spokesperson for peace and an advocate for children living in war-torn parts of the world. She has met with an American veteran involved in dropping bombs on her village on June 8 and forgiven him. Now Kim lives in Toronto with her husband and two sons. In 1997, UNESCO named her a Goodwill Ambassador for Peace.
Saturday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. Kim will speak on “Love, Hope and Forgiveness” in the Shelton Auditorium at Christian Theological Seminary, 1000 W. 42nd St. Her appearance is free and open to the public. Donations to the Kim Phuc Foundation for healing children of war will be accepted. For more information call 876-7278.