Come to one of this week’s events and learn more about the refugee experience!
- “God Grew Tired of Us”
Wednesday, March 13th at 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in Sylvia Trottier Hall Room 235.
An optional opportunity for discussion will follow the film.
“Winner of both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival, GOD GREW TIRED OF US explores the indomitable spirit of three “Lost Boys” from the Sudan who leave their homeland, triumph over seemingly insurmountable adversities and move to America, where they build active and fulfilling new lives but remain deeply committed to helping the friends and family they have left behind.
Orphaned by a tumultuous civil war and traveling barefoot across the sub-Saharan desert, John Bul Dau, Daniel Abol Pach and Panther Blor were among the 25,000 “Lost Boys” (ages 3 to 13) who fled villages, formed surrogate families and sought refuge from famine, disease, wild animals and attacks from rebel soldiers. Named by a journalist after Peter Pan’s posse of orphans who protected and provided for each other, the “Lost Boys” traveled together for five years and against all odds crossed into the UN’s refugee camp in Kakuma, Kenya. A journey’s end for some, it was only the beginning for John, Daniel and Panther, who along with 3800 other young survivors, were selected to re-settle in the United States.” http://www.godgrewtiredofus.com/index.html
- Refugee Engagement Forum
Friday, March 15th from 1 – 2:15 p.m. in the DeMoulas Room in the Benoit Education Center
This refugee engagement forum will be interactive. The Director of International Services at Lutheran Social Services of NH will lead a discussion of the refugee program in the United States. Congolese and Bhutanese refugees will be present and will share their experiences. For more information about Lutheran Social Services programs for New Americans, please click here: http://www.lssne.org/Services-New-Americans.aspx
Here is a link to the list of events for the month. We hope to see you at many events!