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Simon Deng, a former slave from Southern Sudan at Stanford

Posted by challahbackgirl on February 6, 2008

Simon Deng Upcoming event at Stanford. On February 12th at 7pm, Simon Deng, a former slave from Southern Sudan, will be speaking on campus. Mr. Deng was kidnapped as a child by Arabs from Northern Sudan and forced into slavery. He escaped years later and now he devotes his time and energy to raising awareness about the ongoing problems of slavery and genocide in Darfur and Sudan.

For more information on the speaker, visit:
http://www.iabolish.org/speakers_bureau/bio_simon.html

The event is being sponsored by Students for an Open Society (SOS), Students Taking Action Now: Darfur (STAND), Amnesty International, ASSU Speakers Bureau, the Department for African and African American Studies, and the Center for African Studies.

When: February 12, 2008 at 7pm
Where: Cubberly Auditorium, Stanford University
Admission: Free! and open to the public

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2 Responses to “Simon Deng, a former slave from Southern Sudan at Stanford”

  1. jonolan said

    Do not expect this to happen. Because he will mention Arabs / Muslims in the course of his dialog, the Stanford Muslim Student Awareness Network (MSAN) will protest his inclusion as a speaker. Stanford’s administration will instantly cave in and uninvite Mr. Deng. This has already happened to Hirsi Ali for similar reasons.

  2. Oyster said

    IAbolish is an *amazing* website. It’s so important to remind people around the world that the horror of slavery is alive and well. We must do all we can to stop it.

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