A man who escaped Darfur as a teenager spoke to students at Northwestern University. Below is the release:
Guy Josif escaped the destruction of Darfur as a teenager. Staying in refugee camps en route he ultimately made his way to Israel. Last night at Northwestern University he shared the moving and powerful story of his journey from genocide in Darfur to freedom in Israel and now the U.S., where Guy is currently a college student in Chicago and has filed papers seeking political asylum here.
To a crowd of students and community members, Guy presented his story with a purpose, to educate others about the oppression of his people, and the problems that still exist in Darfur today. The program was an effort co-sponsored and organized by NU Hillel, Challah for Hunger and NUCHR.
Guy was introduced to the event organizers through his connection with the Good People Fund (www.goodpeoplefund.org), a US organization which provides financial support, guidance, and mentoring to charitable activities of modest proportions that are undertaken by Good People acting singly or in small groups. The Fund has helped to underwrite Guy’s education in the US. Guy is currently studying at Lake County College outside of Chicago and plans to continue his education and go on to one day study law and international relations.