South Sudanese Lost Boy In SF March 28, 2015
Pencil & Paper: Telling Stories in a War Zone – March 28, 2015
Can a story save you?
A Free all ages event in San Francisco!
March 28th @ 4pm
Alley Cat Books
3036 24th St.
San Francisco, California 94110
Judy Walgren, SF Chronicle Director of Photography and formerly a journalist in Africa, presents in word and photograph the unlikely resilience of South Sudan’s Lost Boys, refugee children in the 80’s and 90’s. One of these persevering Lost Boys, Gabriel Akim, orally shares his tale of searching for good in a world riddle with death. This event celebrating the healing power of telling a story will conclude with a Q&A and brief documentary. Books featuring Sudan, South Sudan, and the Lost Boys and Girls will be raffled to raise support for education in South Sudan, the world’s newest nation.
Once upon a war Judy and Gabriel crossed paths at a school in what is now South Sudan. Judy documented an unlikely story of resilient children in The Lost Boys of Natinga: A School for Sudan’s Young Refugees. Gabriel lived with the war inflicted losses of family and place. Finding a way to persevere, he eventually waged a new kind of war, the war of writing. Enter the healing power of these stories when Judy and Gabriel come together for the first time since the 90’s to recount what has already happened and engage anew a story still unfolding.
A multi-media encounter with the tragic and heroic stories of the Lost Boys and Girls sponsored by Rebuild South Sudan, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization working to encourage, empower and offer education to those whose lives have been devastated by war. All proceeds raised in this event will go towards education and sustainable in development in South Sudan.