The Peter Fetterman Gallery in Santa Monica will host a benefit from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, October 3rd for Future Guardians of Peace, a program of “everyday gandhis” nonprofit peace-building organization based in Santa Barbara and Liberia in west Africa.

The public is invited to the event to hear the story of how former child soldiers learned the ways of peacemaking and became Future Guardians of Peace. Liberian veteran and peace-building mentor C.W. Bethelson and American photojournalist Andre Lambertson are the featured speakers.

The event, “Envisioning a Future: The World As It Is and As It Might Be,” features a selection of photographs in Africa by Sebastiao Salgado and will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Peter Fetterman Gallery at Bergamot Station, Gallery A7, 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica.

Admission is $20. Reservations are strongly suggested as space is limited.

The Peter Fetterman Gallery will donate a portion of the sales from Salgado’s photographs sold during the event and all admission fees will support the work of everyday gandhis’ Future Guardians of Peace program. All contributions will help pay for school fees, hands-on permaculture training and Recruiting for Peace: reconciliation between former commanders, ex-combatants and the community.

The everyday gandhis organization supports local initiatives, documents key stories and educates the public through councils and media of many forms, including videos, newsletters, and through their Web site, www.everydaygandhis.org/.

To purchase tickets for the October 3rd event, or for more information about everyday gandhis, (805) 965-3391.

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