Join us for the Help Nuba events this coming Sunday, August 26th, at
The State Historical Society of Iowa Auditorium,
600 East Locust, Des Moines, IA
The Programs Listed Below are all Open to the Public Free of Charge
1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. Educational Program:
Highlighting the educational programs list of speakers will be Hawa Salih, Darfuri Human Rights Activist and 2012 International Women of Courage Award Winner and Ngor Mayol, one of the “Lost Boys” of Sudan. The afternoon program aims to provide an understanding of the current situation in Sudan and South Sudan while stressing urgent needs.
3:30 P.M. – 4:30 P.M. Walk to End Genocide (approximately 1 mile)
Join us as we walk together in solidarity in order to raise awareness of the crimes against humanity taking place across Sudan, from the Nuba Mountains of South Kordofan State to Blue Nile in the East and Darfur in the West. We are unifying our voices to sound the alarm on these atrocities. We call for an immediate aid corridor to be opened for humanitarian aid to be delivered to the hundreds of thousands starving at the hands of a genocidal regime. Help Nuba supports a peaceful transition to a more inclusive Sudan that celebrates and honors its diversity.
7:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M. Evening Program: A Call for Peace in the Two Sudans
Amidst an ever-changing relationship between Sudan and South Sudan, we are certain of one thing, millions of Sudanese are facing a government induced famine by a genocidal regime. As a result, the crisis has spilled across the borders into South Sudan, burdening an already struggling fledgling country. We will look beyond oil pipelines and politics to square ourselves with humanity. Giving us a platform from which we can strengthen and unify our advocacy work in order to protect innocent civilians.
Evening speakers will include Sudanese and South Sudanese community leaders from across the United States and activist leaders speaking about what needs to be done and addressing the ultimate question: “What can I do?”