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Hands of a Displaced Sudan:
A Cry for Compassion
Photography by Ryan Spencer Reed

December 1-18, 2004

Ryan Spencer Reed, head, 2003

In the wake of nearly 22 years of brutal civil war the Southern Sudanese population lays strewn and shattered across the East African landscape. Over 2.5 million lives have been claimed, and another 5 million internally and externally displaced by this war. Since January 2003 a new conflict has been developing in Western Sudan where, using many of the same tactics – terror – insecurity – genocide, the Sudanese Government is responsible again. The hands of millions are out-stretched in need of assistance to avert the worst man-made humanitarian disaster in the world today.

Building on his travels through Sudan, Kenya, and Chad, documentary photojournalist Ryan Spencer Reed has selected over 60 images to illuminate this tragic story that continues to unfold in East Africa.


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Public Programs

Wednesday, December 1, 7pm
Africa in the World Today Lecture Series - Long, Last Step: The Reintegration of Repatriates in Eritrea
Johnathan Bascom, Professor of Geology, Geography, & Environmental Studies, Calvin College
Chapel Undercroft

Friday, December 3, 7pm
Exhibition Reception and Introductory Talk - Sudan and the Coverage of Critical Social Issues in the New Age of Media
Ryan Spencer Reed, Documentary Photojournalist
•"Lost Boys" from West Michigan will be on hand to answer questions and share their stories
Center Art Gallery & Lower Gezon Lobby

Saturday, December 11, 11am
Gallery Talk - Hands of a Displaced Sudan: A Cry for Compassion
Lisa VanArragon, Assistant Professor of Art History, Calvin College
Center Art Gallery


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