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Genocide survivor to discuss "The Aftermath of Genocide: What Comes Next in Sudan?"

October 11, 2006

Event Listing

Wednesday, Oct. 25
7-9 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room, located on Hillcrest Road off College Street (Route 125)

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. - How do people recover from genocide? Genocide survivor and co-director of the New Sudan Education Initiative (NESEI) Abraham Awolich will describe how over 5 million people have been killed, and 8 million displaced, by war and genocide in Sudan since 1956. Awolich fled Sudan as a boy, grew up in refugee camps in Ethiopia and Kenya, and earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Vermont.  Now that there is peace in southern Sudan, the Sudanese diaspora is returning home to rebuild. Awolich and Robert Lair, co-director of NESEI and a professor of religious studies of St. Michael's College, will explain how refugees are organizing to secure this peace through leadership and institution-building.

For more information, contact Middlebury College Assistant professor of Anthropology Michael Sheridan at 802-443-5582 or