Lost Boys of Sudan to Speak at Meredith College March 25

A group of refugees from Sudan known as the Lost Boys will share their story at Meredith College on Wednesday, March 25 at 10 a.m. in Jones Chapel.

The Lost Boys of Sudan include more than 20,000 people who were displaced as children during a civil war that lasted in their country from 1983-2005. More than 4,000 came to the United States in 2001 with assistance from the International Rescue Committee and a variety of churches and non-profits.

The presentation at Meredith College will include a video, a panel discussion featuring a group of Lost Boys and a question and answer session. They will also discuss their current efforts to raise money to build secondary schools in the Sudan. Visit http://www.rebuildingsouthernsudan.org for more information.

This presentation qualifies as an academic/cultural event for general education. The event is free and open to the public.

This event is sponsored by Meredith’s Center for Women in Ethics and Public Life, with support from the Office of the Chaplain, the Office of International Programs, the Department of Biological Sciences, the Department of History and Politics, the Department of Human Environmental Sciences and CORE 404.

For more information, contact Meredith’s Office of International Programs at (919) 760-2307.

Date Submitted: 2009-03-12

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