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Social Justice on a Local Scale to be Focus of Creighton Lecture

Social Justice on a Local Scale to be Focus of Creighton Lecture

A lecture on shifting social justice from a global to a local scale will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, March 19, in the Hixson-Lied Auditorium in the Mike and Josie Harper Center located at 602 N. 20th St.

The lecture is free to the public.

English Professor Kevin Brooks, Sudanese Christian Joseph Akol Makeer, and Taj Abdelrazig, an Omaha Muslim restaurant owner, will discuss their experiences in the lecture, “Bringing Social Justice from the Global to the Local and Back.”

Brooks is an associate professor of English at North Dakota State University. He is the author and co-producer of the documentary, “African Soul, American Heart.” He is also working on a manuscript, “From Fire to Fire: The Lives of Refugees.”

Makeer is one of the “Lost Boys of Sudan.” He left his home village of Duk Payel in southern Sudan in 2004 to resettle in Fargo, N.D. He wrote a memoir, “From Africa to America” and is featured in Brooks’ documentary, “African Soul, American Heart.”

Abdelrazig is the owner of Juba Restaurant in Omaha. He is originally from northern Sudan, and resettled in Omaha in 1997.

For more information contact Nina Ha at (402) 280-3508 or ninaha@creighton.edu.

The lecture is sponsored by the Creighton World Literature Program and the Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.