Sudanese Peace Celebration
February 19, 2005

The community of Sudanese in Illinois hosted
Sudanese from various states, Sudan's coalition members, volunteers, and diverse citizens of Chicago
in celebrating the comprehensive Sudan peace deal
signed on January 9 ,2005, in Nairobi, Kenya,
after long decades of armed conflict and human suffering.
It was a historic moment to cherish
and an opportunity to thank our heroes and friends
who stood by us during our quest for justice and equality.


Click here
for photos of the signing of the peace deal
Performances


Akoi Choir, Sudanese Church, Chicago


Youth Choir, St. Paul Sudanese Church, Chicago


Sudanese Traditional Dance
"The Dreams", Chrispino Group


DuPage Church of Sudanese
  
Enjoying a Sudanese Meal                                                    


MCs Nok Duany, Malual Mayol Awak


Organizing committee: P. Magai Bul, Patrick Nono, Nok Duany, David Bior Mach, Moses Mabior Jombo, and James Akech Aguer. Not pictured: Malual Mayol Awak, James Deng Kou and Samuel Akol Anei

 

    

    

 

 

 

Speakers
Keynote Speaker
John Andruga Duku
SPLM Representative
Nordic Countries and European Union


Fr. John Heschle
St. Paul by-the-Lake


Anghesom Atsbaha
Assistant Professor
Truman College


Marguerite E. Boyd
President
Truman College


Hayelom Ayele
Director, Commission on Human Relations Advisory Council on Immigrant/Refugee Affairs


Dr. Edwin Silverman
Chief, Bureau of Immigrant & Refugee Service, Illinois Dept. of Human Services


Nok Duany
for Dr. Julia Aker Duany
Founder, South Sudan Friends International, Sudanese Women Activist
click here to read letter


Mayen Wol
Youth
Leader
Grand Rapids, Michigan


Mike Dubiel
President, Chicago Association for the Lost Boys of Sudan


Maleh Kanon
Executive Director, Interfaith Refugee & Immigration Ministries


Andre Patrick Angustin
Director, Pan-African Association


Namia John
Sudanese Women, Sudanese Community of Dupage


Patrick Nono
Vice President, Sudanese Community of Illinois

 

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