University of Rochester

EVENT: Forum on the conflict and the human cost of fighting in the western Sudan region of Darfur

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 7:30 to 10 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 28, in the Friel Lounge of Susan B. Anthony Halls on the University of Rochesterís River Campus

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public
Note: Parking is available on University lots after 7 p.m. weeknights.

October 13, 2004

A panel discussion on current events in Sudan with speakers talking about personal experiences in the country will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, in the Friel Lounge of Susan B. Anthony Halls on the University of Rochesterís River Campus.

Sudan has been in a state of conflict since 1955. The current fighting has embroiled the blacks of southern Sudan and the Arab-dominated government of the north. The speakers will focus on their experiences growing up as refugees, their personal journeys to America, and the situation in the Darfur region.

The United Nations has estimated that about 2 million people have been affected in the latest wave of fighting. Earlier this month, Sudanese natives shared their stories on the humanitarian tragedy at various weekend religious services.

Co-sponsors of the panel discussion are the Catholic Newman Community, Hillel, the Protestant Chapel Community, Amnesty International, and Sigma Chi fraternity. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact the Interfaith Chapel at (585) 275-4321.




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