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An Evening for Sudan to Be Held Dec. 3

112105african.jpgBOONE -Alive African Poverty Relief will host An Evening for Sudan on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 6:30 p.m. in the Roan Mountain Room of Plemmons Student Union at Appalachian State University.

The program will consist of a short film, “Sudan: The Quick and the Terrible,” and presentations by guest speakers Omar Omar, director ofthe African Services Coalition, and Sudanese refugees who live in Greensboro who are known as “The Lost Boys of Sudan.” The discussion will be moderated by Joe Moran, regional director of Church World Service.

Presentations will focus on the poverty, hunger and genocide of Sudanese civilians. Darfur, a province in Western Sudan, currently suffers from a state of conflict and violence. According to recent United Nations reports, 3.5 million people in Darfur are hungry, 2.5 million are displaced and 400,000 have died.

An Evening for Sudan is co-sponsored by Alive, a Boone-based nonprofit organization that focuses on poverty and hunger relief in Africa, and Appalachian’s African Student Association and Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice.

For more information about An Evening for Sudan or Alive, contact Amber Garnett at (828) 773-1243 or