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The Harry S. Truman Distinguished Lecture Series

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Saturday, Sept. 27
Alumni Service Project
9a - 11a

Alumni will pack meals for the Stop Hunger Now program.

Monday, Sept. 29
First Year Student Service Project
12:30p - 1:30p | Pavilion

First year students will pack meals for the Stop Hunger Now program.

Stop Hunger Now LogoMonday, Oct. 6
Take the Hunger Challenge
12:30p - 1:25p | Marian Center

The goal of the Hunger Challenge (eating only a Stop Hunger Now rice meal from midnight on Sunday to midnight on Monday) is to show solidarity with individuals in other countries whose only meal for the day is the rice meal and to show support and recognition for the trials of the Lost Boys.

All Avila Community Members interested in participating in the Hunger Challenge will
receive their rice meals in Marian Center. First Year Students will be in Goppert Theatre.

Thursday, October 9
Complimentary Event ~ Open to the Public

*RSVP Required

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Panel Discussion
Gabriel Ajax, Peter Abuoi,
John Akuch, John Deng
Goppert Theatre

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Goppert Lobby

5:30 p.m.
Goppert Theatre

Featured Speaker: Alephonsion Deng, Author and Survivor

Alephonsion Deng is one of three lost boys from Sudan. Living in an insulated, close-knit community of grass-roofed cottages, cattle herders and tribal councils, Alepho was seven years old when government-armed Murahiliin began attacking his and other nearby villages. Just a child, Alepho fled the chaos and violence in the middle of the night. He and thousands of other Lost Boys traveled more than one thousand miles across a war-ravaged country, through landmine-sown paths, crocodile-infested waters, and grotesque extremes of hunger, thirst, and disease.

International Bank of Bobalepho

Sponsored by
KC Studio
Bank of Blue Valley


Sunday, October 12
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
11 E 40th St
Kansas City, MO 64111
1:00 p.m.

*RSVP Required

Worship service with local Sudanese refugees.