Dear friends of the Sudanese,
On behalf of the Sudanese Community Association of Illinois (SCAI), I would like to cordially invite you, your family, and friends to our biggest celebration of the year, scheduled for January 4, 2009, at Truman College at 1145 W. Wilson Avenue in Chicago, at 2:00pm. Illinois Sudanese residents are having this Sudanese celebration to commemorate the Lost Boys’ birthdays, Sudan’s Independence Day, the New Year, and to reflect on the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement, which ended decades of war between South and North. Speakers will include the Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng, Co-chair of the Enough Project John Prendergast, Olympic flag bearer Lopez Lomong, and women’s inspirational speaker Aduei Riak.
Our celebration will kick off the night before on Saturday with Lost Boys and their friends celebrating New Year and Birthdays at the Ethiopian Diamond Restaurant located at 6120 N. Broadway in Chicago, from 10:00pm to 2:00pm. One of the Sudanese musicians, Dynamq, will be performing.
Since many of you will be celebrating Christmas and New Year with family and friends, I ask that you extend our invitation to them as well.
Thank you all for the support you have given us through the year 2008 and I look forward to a New Year rich in love, peace, unity, and progress.
Happy Christmas and New Year!!
Peter Magai Bul
President, Ayual Community Development Association