EMERGENCY sets up surgical and rehabilitation centers in conflict zones where other relief organizations dare not go, including Afghanistan, Kurdistan, Ruanda and Bosnia. They are currently in Sri Lanka where thousands of land mines were brought to the surface by the tsunami. Since the beginning of its work in 1994, EMERGENCY has assisted over one million victims of war.
Dr. Strada will read from his newly translated memoir "Green Parrots". The book is a singularly lucid condemnation of war and its weapons from a man of astonishing conviction, courage, and single mindedness. Dr. Strada is a powerful role model and inspiration to young people, those working in the medical profession, and the general public.
Flor y Canto Community Space & Bookstore
3706 N. Figueroa, in Highland Park between Marmion Way and Ave. 37, 3 blocks from Gold Line Heritage Square Station