Important Forum on Sudan to Be Held at P.C.C.
Intl. Rep. for Louis Farrakhan, Minister Akbar Muhammad,
to Discuss What's Going On in the War Torn Country
DATE: Saturday, December 18, 2004
PLACE: Portland Community College (Cascade Campus) Terrell Hall (Rm 122)
705 N. Killingsworth, Pdx, OR 97217
TIME: 5pm - 7pm
PORTLAND - The general public will participate in a forum addressing human rights issues in Sudan. The east African country has been ravaged by civil war, famine and allegations of genocide and slavery. Such human tragedy has caught the attention of the U.S. government and the United Nations Security Council. Akbar Muhammad, historian, world traveler and the international representative for Minister Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam, will travel to Portland to lecture and answer questions on this important topic.
Major points will include whether the actions of the Sudanese government, under the terms of the 1948 Geneva Convention, constitute genocide. In addition, the issues of slavery and human rights violations in Darfur will be broached. There will also be discussion around the matter of U.S. involvement. Most importantly, the audience will be able to ask questions and to consider the role, if any, U.S. citizens can play in resolving the crisis.
KBMS radio (1480 AM) talk show host and attorney, Opio Sokoni, will moderate this event. He has previously worked for Amnesty International and TransAfrica Forum. Sponsors of this event include Student Services and the Black Student Union at P.C.C. as well as Muhammad's Study Group and the new Reflections bookstore.