Monday, March 31, 2008

Our Darfur Coalition @ the Fogg Lecture Series


The Fogg Lecture Series
March 30, 2008


In the afternoon of March 30th at 1:00 pm, the First Parish Fogg Committee will sponsor a free Fogg Lecture featuring Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim Elgadi, a Sudanese refugee.
Dr. Mohamed Elgadi is a survivor of torture in Sudan and is living in the United States under political asylum. Since coming to the US, he has worked to raise awareness about atrocities committed by the Sudanese government and the genocide in Darfur. Dr. Elgadi earned his M.A. in Environmental Studies at the University of Khartoum and his Ph.D. in Education at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
A committed activist on the American national stage and in international circles, he is the co-founder of the Philadelphia-based Darfur Alert Coalition, a Sudanese-American group of grassroots activists working on issues related to Darfur. He is the co-founder and honorary chair of Group Against Torture in Sudan (GATS), an advocacy group working among Sudanese refugees. He also serves on the advisory committee of Judgement on Genocide: International Citizens Tribunal for Sudan, a project that has created a forum for discussion of the genocide and crimes against humanity perpetrated by the Sudanese government led by President Omar Hassan al-Bashir (http://www.judgmentongenocide.com/).

A reception will follow the lecture.

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