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Rebuilding Hope

An evening to commemorate April as Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month


Rebuilding Hope, an evening to commemorate April as Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month

After countless horrors and genocide, what does it take to heal?

Join us for an evening of food and conversation with leaders from Sudan, South Sudan, Burma, Uganda and other refugee communities in San Diego

Saturday, April 21      San Diego, CA


Rebuilding Hope, the documentary

Official Selection, Paris International Human Rights Film Festival
Official Selection, International Film Festival South Africa
Official Selection, Zimbabwe International Film Festival

As small children, Gabriel Bol Deng, Koor Garang and Garang Mayuol fled their villages in South Sudan due to civil war. They became a part of a group of thousands of other boys with a similar story, nicknamed “The Lost Boys”.

Rebuilding Hope is a powerful record of their quest to find surviving family-members and rediscover and contribute to their homeland; it also sheds light on what the future holds for South Sudan in its precarious struggle for peace, development and stability.

Please join us for this free screening and discussion.  After the screening, we will have a panel discussion with leaders from Sudan, South Sudan, Burma, Uganda and other refugee communities in San Diego. 

Rebuilding Hope... is a deeply moving study in loss and suffering, in courage, in wisdom about the meaning of life as humans that seems as old as the continent of Africa.”

-- Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple


Discussion with refugee leaders

After the screening, we will have a conversation with local leaders from Sudan, South Sudan, Burma, Uganda and other refugee communities in San Diego.  Among many things we will discuss:

  • the escalating violence between Sudan and South Sudan
  • current struggles in Burma and Uganda
  • what are the challenges faced by the local refugee population in San Diego?
  • how are current circumstances related to the trauma of war and genocide? 

We hope you will join us. 


Date and location


When:
Saturday, April 21 2012
4p Potluck
5p Screening of “Rebuilding Hope”
6:30p Discussion with refugee leaders

St. Luke's Episcopal Church
3725 30th St.
San Diego, CA 92104

Cost: Free

Join us for an evening of food and conversation.  We hope for a variety of homemade food from various cultures represented at the potluck.  Feel free to bring a dish :)

All donations collected at this event will go towards funding a
Trauma Recovery Program for Refugees, Immigrants & Victims of Domesitc Violence
locally here in San Diego.


Co-sponsors and partners

  • Sudanese-American Youth Center of San Diego
  • St. Luke's Episcopal Church
  • Living Ubuntu

Contact

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.  Or call us at (949) 891-2005.


Links

[ Rebuilding Hope, official documentary website ]

[ Sudanese-American Youth Center of San Diego ]
[ Living Ubuntu ]

 
 

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