August 17, 2014
Event Begins: Thursday, Sep 18th, 2014

September 18, 2014

In 2008, Canadian journalist Amanda Lindhout was kidnapped and held captive for 460 days in Somalia. Her memoir, “A House in the Sky” has been named one of the Best Books of 2013 and is a New York Times best seller.

An award winning humanitarian, social activist, public speaker, and Founder of the Global Enrichment Foundation, Amanda will be in Winnipeg this Fall to share her insights and inspire us all to consider the importance of forgiveness to living fully. Two events are planned:

  • a public keynote on September 18; and
  • a forgiveness workshop, September 19, designed for all of us, including health and human service providers accompanying those who have experienced trauma.

For more information about the upcoming events please see the attached document. Learn more about Amanda by visiting her website at

Space is limited. If you are interested in attending please contact 204-925-2320, ext. 108 or email to purchase your tickets!

Please feel free to share this invitation widely in your circles. Thank you!

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18 septembre 2014

En 2008, Amanda Lindhout a été kidnappée et gardée en captivité pendant 460 jours en Somalie. Son mémoire « A House in the Sky » a été nommé un des meilleurs livres en 2013.

Amanda Lindhout – primé pour son action humanitaire, oratrice, et fondatrice de la fondation Global Enrichment – sera à Winnipeg cet automne où elle nous proposera de considérer l’importance du pardon afin de vivre pleinement. Deux évènements sont planifiés:

  • une conférence publique le 18 septembre; et
  • un atelier le 19 septembre destiné à nous tous, et en particulier aux personnes qui oeuvrent dans les services de santé et services sociaux qui accompagnent les gens ayant vécu un traumatisme.

Pour plus de renseignements, voir les affiches ci-jointes. Pour en savoir davantage au sujet d’Amanda Lindhout, visitez son site web à

Le nombre d’inscriptions est limité. Si vous souhaitez participer, veuillez signaler le 204-925-2320, poste 108 ou pour acheter vos billets.

Sentez-vous libre de circuler cette invitation dans vos réseaux. Merci!

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About Amanda Lindhout

Amanda LindhoutAmanda Lindhout is an award winning humanitarian, social activist, public speaker and writer, as well as the Founder and former Executive Director of the Global Enrichment Foundation.

A woman whos compassion and determination are a powerful portrait of the strength of the human spirit, she founded the Global Enrichment Foundation to empower, educate and provide aid in the very country where she lost her freedom. Amanda’s trajectory as a woman of unique resilience, vision and action has made her an inspiring example of how one person can enact positive change on a worldwide scale. In 2012, the Women’s Executive Network named Amanda one of Canada’s 100 Most Powerful Women.

Her memoir, A House in the Sky, co-written with New York Times contributing writer Sara Corbett, is the story of a young woman aspiring to live a significant life. In war-ridden Afghanistan and Iraq she carved out a fledgling career as a television reporter. And then, in August 2008, she traveled to Somalia—“the most dangerous place on earth”, where she was abducted by a group of masked men along a dusty road.

Vivid and suspenseful, as artfully written as the finest novel, A House in the Sky is the searingly intimate story of an intrepid young woman and her search for compassion in the face of unimaginable adversity.