WBEZ | South Sudan independence http://www.wbez.org/tags/south-sudan-independence Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Global Activism: Helping to build the new South Sudan http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-03-03/global-activism-helping-build-new-south-sudan-83309 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/108021636.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Each Thursday on <a href="http://www.wbez.org/globalactivism" target="_blank"><em>Global Activism</em></a>, we hear about an individual who&rsquo;s decided to work to make the world a better place. Kenneth Elispana left Sudan in 1992, fleeing from the civil war and the ongoing persecution of Sudanese Christians. He made his way to India for his undergraduate studies and eventually came to the University of Southern Illinois for graduate school.</p><p>Kenneth felt he needed to do something for those still suffering back home so he started the organization <a href="/www.wbez.org/worldview" target="_blank">South Sudan Voices of Hope for Relief and Development</a>.&nbsp;Last month, South Sudan voted to secede and become an independent country. Now he is hoping his organization will be able to help build a new nation.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>EVENT</strong>:&nbsp; Birth of a Nation&nbsp;</p> <div>The celebration of South Sudan&rsquo;s independence will feature speakers, displays, African drummers, food and music.</div> <div>Saturday, March 19 from 3-8pm</div> <div>Gary United Methodist Church</div> <div>224 N. Main</div><div>Wheaton, IL</div> <div>For more information contact 708-705-8669</div> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><br clear="all" /> </span></p></p> Thu, 03 Mar 2011 16:32:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-03-03/global-activism-helping-build-new-south-sudan-83309