Making a Difference on a Shoestring: The Tragedy of South Sudan, A Glimmer of Hope for Uganda
Location: St. Christopher’s Parish Community Room, Central Avenue, Peaks Island
Dr. Chuck Radis will be speaking about the work he is doing in the Kiryandongo United Nations Refugee Settlement in Northern Uganda with South Sudanese who have fled their country due to tribal warfare. Many of the refugees he works with have relatives who now live in Portland.
He says the good news is that Uganda and the United Nations are doing a remarkable job in sheltering, feeding, and schooling tens of thousands of refugees and their children. His work is in partnership with a coordinator in the camp, Robert Owot, who is a board member for the Maine-African Partnership for Social Justice, founded by Dr. Radis.
With all of the dismal news in the world, Dr. Radis is pleased to be giving a positive talk about the resourcefulness of refugees, the stability and safety of the camp, and the openness of the Ugandan government to welcome large numbers of refugees into their midst.
This is a talk that both adults and families with children may find uplifting.
Tuesday, January 23 | 7:00pm
St. Christopher’s Parish Community Room
Central Avenue, Peaks Island
Free and open to the public.
Sponsored by The Friends of
the Peaks Island Branch Library.