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Top Ten Reads: June 2014
Top Ten Reads June 2014
- The fault in our stars John Green
- Insurgent [Divergent ; 2] Veronica Roth
- Allegiant [Divergent ; 3] Veronica Roth
- Divergent [Divergent ; 1] Veronica Roth
- 13 [The last thirteen ; 1] James Phelan
- Looking for Alaska John Green
- Slaves of Socorro [Brotherband ; 4] John Flanagan
- City of heavenly fire [The mortal instruments ; 6] Cassandra Clare
- The book thief Markus Zusak
- 12 [The last thirteen ; 2] James Phelan
The Breakfast Series
The Breakfast Series is an opportunity to listen to and engage with highly knowledgeable, high-profile speakers. It is an open forum to ask questions, engage in lively debate and to feel challenged by issues of national and global significance. Unlike a one-off event, this 'season' of speakers gives a sense of regularity and continuity.
David Nyuol Vincent will speak on 'Lost boy of Sudan'
Friday 9th May 2014
David Nyuol Vincent was born in the small village Turalei in the south of Sudan and he is one of the Lost Boys of Sudan. After fleeing Sudan civil’s war with his father , leaving behind his mother and sisters, he survived the crossing of Sahara desert and made it to Ethiopia only to be separated from his father. David was taken and trained as a child soldier and spent his life as refugee in Kenya until he was twenty six. His remarkable story was published in the book The boy who wouldn't die in 2012.
In 2004 David was offered a humanitarian visa as one of the Lost Boys of Sudan and was resettled in Australia.
He was awarded a scholarship and completed a Bachelor of Arts, with a double major in Political Science & Criminology at University of Melbourne. Since rebuilding his life here in Australia , David has started a number of programs in Melbourne and South Sudan and also co-founded the Sudanese Summit, an annual event held in Juba aimed at empowering South Sudanese youth to participate more in decision-making and become agents of change. A true humanitarian, David has created a cross-cultural NGO, Peace Palette, which works towards the empowerment of communities by drawing on local skills and knowledge.
He is a Victorian Human Rights Youth Ambassador and a People of Australia Ambassador.
David is a true humanitarian and is committed to achieving peace for his people in Sudan.
Date: Friday 9th May 2014
Venue: Cardinal Pavilion
Staff Recommended Reads - Term 4, 2013
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