Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance presents Upstander Speaker Series: Dr. Samantha Nutt
In 1995, as a recent medical school graduate, Dr. Samantha Nutt worked as a field volunteer with UNICEF in Baidoa, Somalia, alias the “City of Death.” Impassioned and emboldened by what she witnessed, she became an advocate for children’s and women’s rights in war zones around the world.
Nutt founded the international humanitarian organization War Child (North America - Canada and US) in 1999. War Child invests in grassroots operations aimed at improving women’s and children’s access to education, justice and opportunity while reducing poverty through skills training programs. The organization also works toward preventing children from being used in war.
Her critically-acclaimed debut book, Damned Nations: Greed, Guns, Armies, and Aid, combines original research with personal stories that span her career of hands-on care for children and families in crisis regions. Damned Nations will be available for purchase at this event. Immediately following her remarks, Dr. Nutt will be available to sign copies of the book.