The University of Iowa

'Don'™t forget Sudan'™ during two UI events May 2 and 3

April 20th, 2011

Two events collectively themed “Don’t Forget Sudan” on Monday, May 2, and Tuesday, May 3, hope to encourage public discussion and awareness of the current situation in Sudan regarding the referendum and the social and political climate. Both events are free and open to the public.

A discussion forum May 2 will feature UI students and members of the Iowa City Sudanese community from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Meeting Room A of the Iowa City Public Library. No R.S.V.P. is required.

A dinner May 3 will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in 1117 University Capitol Centre and includes a keynote address by Omer Ismail. Please R.S.V.P. for this event to Kelsey Kramer at or 319-384-2208.

Originally from the Darfur region, Ismail fled Sudan in 1989 as a result of his political views and has spent over 20 years working both independently and with international organizations on relief efforts and human rights. He is currently Policy Advisor for Enough, a project to end genocide and crimes against humanity.

These events are sponsored by UI Center for Human Rights in International Programs, Iowa City Foreign Relations Council, Iowa United Nations Association, and PEACE Iowa.