When; SUNDAY, JANUARY 30 - 2:00 PM
Where: THE MERCURY CAFÉ - 2199 CALIFORNIA ST.
A Free Event ($5.00 suggested donation)
A DISCUSSION ABOUT THE RECENT REFERENDUM IN SOUTHERN SUDAN WHICH, AFTER DECADES OF CIVIL WAR, WILL BECOME AFRICA’S AND THE WORLD’S NEWEST NATION.
DAVID MAYEN - Served in the Sudanese People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) and received a BA in Uganda. Worked as an intern in the Colorado State Legislature and returned to the Southern Sudan to work in the Parliament. Currently pursuing an MA in International Security at the Korbel School of International Studies and the University of Denver.
HELEN ACHOL ABYEI - Worked in a bank in Southern Sudan for 25 years, but had to flee with her children in 2000. Came to Denver as a refugee in 2002. Chairperson of the Sudanese People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) chapter in Colorado. This is her last semester at the Community College of Denver.
ANITA SANBORN - President of the Colorado Episcopal Foundation and co-founder of the Leadership Institute of the New Sudan (LIONS). Since 2001 has spent much time in the Sudan (including Darfur) as well as Chad, and has worked with the refugee community in metropolitan Denver. Has been instrumental in developing a relationship between LIONS and the Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver.
Co-sponsored by the Colorado Committee on Africa and the Caribbean,
the Tinansa Intercultural Program at Regis University and
the Colorado Coalition for Genocide Awareness and Action.
Contact: (303) 329-5881 -