Brooklyn: Forum On South Sudan Violence June 7

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[Announcement]

Left to right: Ousted Vice President Riek Machar, a military officer in middle, and South Sudan President Salva Kiir. Country has degenrated into genocidal killings. Photo-UNMISS. Flickr

 

Wednesday June 7, 2017, 7-9 pm.

What’s happening in South Sudan? Give the Peace Deal A Chance!

Violence is escalating in South Sudan, and famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan. As of 2016 estimates of victims of the war in South Sudan had already exceeded 100,000. Thousands more have been killed since that time. The UNHCR most recently reported 1,559,815 refugees since December 2013.

However, compared to the war in Syria, the conflict in South Sudan has not garnered the attention of the political establishment in the world's major powers, the U.S., the U.K., France, Russia and China. 

What underlies the conflict? What is the role of the U.S. and the U.N? The United States is the primary financial supporter of the government in South Sudan. What can we do to end the killings and to resuscitate the peace deal that created the Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU)?

Come to a Panel Discussion with:

Mr. Milton Allimadi (Ugandan-born, Publisher of The Black Star News, human rights activist and Adjunct Professor at John Jay College).

Dr. Bereket H. Selassie, William E. Leuchtenburg Distinguished Professor of African Studies, and Professor of Law, UNC-Chapel Hill.

Moderator: Dr. Mohammed Nurhussein, Chair, United African Congress

Q & A will follow the presentations.

Sponsor: Brooklyn For Peace. Co-Sponsors: United African Congress; Give Them a Hand Foundation

Location: Brooklyn Friends Meeting House, 110 Schermerhorn Street, downtown Brooklyn
Train: 2,3,4,5 to Boro Hall; A,C,F,R to Jay Street/Metrotech; A,C,G to Hoyt-Schermerhorn.

Admission Free. Public is invited.

Brooklyn For Peace is a multi-issue, non-sectarian, non-partisan educational organization which has been working in Brooklyn since 1984. Our core mission is the prevention of war, and the social and economic injustices which lead to war.

For more information, call 718-624-5921 or e-mail bfp@brooklynpeace.org

 

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