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February 18th, 2009 By | News | Posted In: Social Justice, Public Policy, News

Darfur and the Southern Sudan

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"Darfur and the Southern Sudan are among the most devastated areas on the planet," according to a press release from Xavier University. "Join us for a conversation with Simon Deng, a former Sudanese slave, and Omer Ismail, a native of Darfur, to discuss what we can and should be doing to address this inhuman situation."

The Tragedy of Darfur and Sudan is part of the free Exploring Critical Issues series hosted in the James and Caroline Duff Banquet Room at the Cintas Center. Tonight, at 7 p.m.

Omer Ismail, he spokesperson for the Darfur Union and cofounder of Darfur Peace and Development, will share his experiences. He has lived as a refugee in the United States since 1989. And Simon Aban Deng, a Sudanese refugee and a survivor of child slavery, will also give a first-hand of this on-going tragedy. Deng is now an American citizen and he leads the fight against genocide in Sudan, speaking internationally and meeting with world leaders.

For more information, call 513-745-3922.

 
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