For Immediate Release
Contact: Sean Tenner
Sudanese and Lost Boys Associations Explore Future of Post-Election Sudan
Sudanese Religious Leader and Author Dr. Isaiah Majok Dau to discuss
ramifications of April 11 elections, critical decisions moving forward
April 11, 2010 saw unfair and unjust elections in Sudan. The future of Sudan now depends on the response by Sudanese and nations from around the globe. This presentation will discuss the elections and the monumental decisions moving forward.
The Sudanese Community Association of Illinois and the Chicago Association for the Lost Boys of Sudan will co-sponsor a presentation by Sudanese religious leader and author Dr. Isaiah Majok Dau at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center to cover the April 11, 2010 Sudanese elections and what it means for the future of Sudan and its western region, Darfur.
What: Sudan, a Country’s Present and Future, a presentation by Sudanese religious leader and author Dr. Isaiah Majok Dau plus a post-presentation discussion
When: Sunday April 25, 2010, 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Where: Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, Goodman Auditorium, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie, Illinois, .
Co-Sponsors: The Sudanese Community Association of Illinois and the Chicago Association for the Lost Boys of Sudan
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Isaiah Majok Dau, Bishop of Pentecostal Evangelistic Fellowship of Africa (PEFA) for Nairobi North District
Discussion Guest: Malual Awak, President of the Community Association of Illinois,
Discussion Guest: Gabriel Dut Atem of the Chicago Association for the Lost Boys of Sudan
Cost: There is no cost, but donations are encouraged. Reservations are requested. Make reservations by calling 847-967-4844 or emailing Kelley.Szany@ilhmec.org
“Decades of war in the Sudan, and the ongoing genocide in Darfur, led to the deaths of over two million people,” said Malual Awak, President of the Sudanese Community Association of Illinois. “This catastrophe caused the flight of thousands of refugees to the United States. Illinois Sudanese have survived unimaginable adversity and are working to build new lives for their families. Now we are working for the future of Sudan.”
For information go online to sudanesecommunitycenter.org or lostboyschicago.com.
The mission of the Sudanese Community Association of Illinois is to develop and operate a Sudanese Community Center which meets the human services needs of Illinois residents of Sudanese descent, regardless of religious, tribal or ethnic background. The Sudanese Community Association of Illinois is dedicated to teaching the fundamental skills necessary for Illinois residents of Sudanese descent to succeed in the United States, to coordinating area humanitarian efforts benefiting Sudanese in need, and to preserving Sudanese culture and heritage.
The Mission of the Chicago Association for the Lost Boys of Sudan (CALBOS) is to provide mentoring, medical help, emergency assistance, employment counseling and educational support to the Lost Boys of Sudan living in Chicago.
The Sudanese Community Association of Illinois Web site is SudaneseCommunityCenter.Org and the phone is 312-576-8822.