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Program on conflict in Sudan and Darfur presented May 1

BOONE—Franco Majok, director of Village Help for Sudan Inc., will present his personal story as a Sudanese refugee May 1 at 6:30 p.m. in Appalachian State University’s Valborg Theatre. Admission is free.

Majok’s presentation will include his personal story as a Sudanese refugee, and his visit to southern Sudan after 22 years away which spawned the Wunlang School Project.

Describing how the conflict in Darfur relates to what happened in Sudan during his youth, Majok will explain why the Sudanese government in Khartoum continually rejects the call for peace. He will also explore the role of the international community in the conflict, ending with a call to action and ways to help.

Majok’s presentation is part of a series of programs that have been held on campus to raise awareness about the genocide in Darfur, a region of Sudan.

The presentation is sponsored by Appalachian’s Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies, Office of International Education and Development, Department of English, University Bookstore, and the student groups TransACTION and STAND.

For more information, call the Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies at 262-2311.

For more information about Majok and his project, visit