My first thought when I learned about the genocide was that if I could help just one child not experience what I went through as a second generation survivor, then it would be worth it. – Martina Knee
Second Generation Survivor, First Generation Activist – An Interview with Martina Knee
We learned how to jump into bunkers by about age five. We were taught to distinguish the sound of a normal airplane coming to land and the sound of the bombers.- Wai John Wai
Giving Back to Sudan, from San Diego – An Interview with Wai John Wai
This week: the fourth in the film series. On April 17 at UCI, the International Studies Public Forum will focus on Sudan, the only event in the series about an ongoing genocide.
One of our speakers, Joseph Jok, was born in South Sudan, now working for International Rescue Committee in San Diego. I have had the pleasure of knowing Joseph for many years. He has been part of the collaborative effort with us to help launch Trauma Recovery for East African Refugees in San Diego. As many of you know, extreme violence began in South Sudan on December 15, 2013. We will screen recent film clips and get to hear first hand from Joseph about his own experiences.
Julia Julima will also be speaking at the event, and sharing some of her Spoken Word. Julia knows the horrors of the Nuba Mountains all too well as many members of her family remain in that area, greatly under siege the past few years. We will screen recent clips from Nuba as part of the event, and video from Darfur.
Katie-Jay Scott will tell us about her firsthand experiences on her many trips to the Darfur refugee camps in Chad, and as we continue to explore the thread of trans-generational trauma interwoven throughout these events, Martina Knee (see interview above), will be sharing with us how being born into a family of Holocaust survivors has shaped her activism on Darfur.
It will definitely be another very powerful program.
For info on all film series events, film trailers, speakers, partners, and to RSVP, click here.
The events are free, but space is limited, so please RSVP on the web site.
Also this week, from our partners: see info below on the GWC Peace Conference Friday 4/18 (we’ll be there with a booth) and “One Strong Kick” Saturday 4/19.
See you Thursday!
Barbara English, LMFT
Founder & Executive Director, Living Ubuntu
[Ubuntu] n. Every human being truly becomes a human by means of relationships with other human beings.
::: UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS :::
8th Annual Golden West College 2014 Peace Conference – This coming Friday!
PEACE: Our Challenge, Our Opportunity, Our Legacy
Friday, April 18 8:30a-5p
Huntington Beach CA
3rd Annual Gala – Darfur United: ONE STRONG KICK (i-ACT) – This coming Saturday!
Saturday, April 19 6p
Palos Verdes CA