Sudanese Freedom Celebration (16 May 1983)
May 20, 2006 at Truman College, Chicago

Organizing Committee

David leads the Sudanese children in singing (in Dinka)
southern Sudan's National Anthem

Barnaba (above) plays the rababa

A Lost Boy (right) leads the Sudanese in the
southern Sudan National Anthem

Keynote Speaker Kenneth Elisapana
SPLM/A Chapter in Illinois


Moses Jombo
Master of Ceremonies
SPLM/A Chapter in Illinois

Fr. John Heschle
St. Paul's Church by-the-Lake

Malual Awak
Opening Remarks
Sudanese Community in Illinois

Anghesom Atsbaha

Assistant Professor,
Truman College

Arnold Romeo
Mayor's Proclamation
Director,City of Chicago Commision of Human Relations &
Director, Advisory Council on African Affairs

Edwin Silverman
City Officials' Message
Chief, Bureau of Refugee and Immigrant Community Services, &
Director, Illinois Department of Human Services

Hayelom Ayele
City Officials' Message
Director, Commission on Human Relations Advisory Council on Immigrant and Refugee Affairs

Shana Wills
Guest Speaker
Director, Refugee & Immigrant Community Services, &
Director, International Refugee Center

John Ngugi
Guest Speaker
Truman/DePaul Bridge Program

Abraham Kuir Deng
Sudanese Statements

Michigan Representative

Ayuel Awuol
Closing Remarks

Lost Boys in Chicago Area

John Elnakal
Closing Prayer

Sudanese Church in Wheaton

Traditional African Dance

Sudanese Ladies Cook Traditional Sudanese Dishes

Enjoying the Day
        Malual, wife and baby                      Sylvestor and nephew                               Michigan visitors

Basketball Between Chicago and Michigan Lost Boys


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