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SUNY Plattsburgh Hosts Program on Displaced People of Sudan

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Nov. 18, 2008) - The editor of the soon-to-be-released book, "Out of Exile: Narratives from the Abducted and Displaced People of Sudan," will speak about human rights in the Sudan and Congo on Tuesday, Nov. 25 at 12:15 p.m. in Room 202, Yokum Hall on the SUNY Plattsburgh Campus.

Editor Craig Walzer has traveled extensively through Kenya, the Sudan and Egypt and has personally collected the stories of people who have been displaced by the violence in the region. In his new book, the fourth book in the "Voice of Witness" series, narrators recount their lives before displacement, the reasons for their flight and their hopes of someday returning home.

All of the books in this series use oral narratives given by people who have been impacted by human rights crises, giving them the opportunity to take center stage in their own narratives. The stories are written in their own words.

In his appearance at SUNY Plattsburgh, Walzer will attempt to talk with one of the refugees through the Internet so that audience members can ask questions.

Walzer is currently working toward graduate degrees at Harvard Law School and the Kennedy School of Governance.

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