Tuesday, July 5, 2011

South Sudan Independence Celebration

Join Southern Sudanese and friends of South Sudan to celebrate the birth of the Republic of South Sudan and remember the importance and urgency of keeping peace in Darfur, Abyei, and Southern Kordufan regions.

Who: Hundreds of Illinois residents of Sudanese descent and student anti-genocide activists. (Lead organizations: Sudanese Community Association of Illinois, Save Darfur, Youth United for Darfur).

What: We will rally to celebrate the first day of independence for South Sudan--the world’s newest nation--and call for an end to renewed violence in Darfur, Abyei, and Southern Kordufan regions.

Where: Chicago Park District Grove at the intersection of Lake Shore Drive West and Barry Avenue in Chicago, IL.

When: Saturday, July 9th at 12:00 PM to 3:00pm

Why: This celebration of South Sudanese independence will be a historic moment for Illinois residents of Sudanese descent, and for students, faith leaders, and anti-genocide activists in our state. The creation of an independent South Sudan will help end decades of violence that has resulted in the deaths of over 2 million people.

Participation in this event will demonstrate solidarity with Illinois residents who have fought for years to bring peace to Sudan and make independence a reality.

Sponsoring organizations are engaged in a professional and sophisticated campaign to generate media for the event.

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South Sudan Independence Celebration

Walk With Darfur

For more information, contact David Deng at 773-895-6985 or Peter Magai Bul at 773-306-3983.