Darfur and the Southern Sudan

"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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