February Gathering for Hope in Lexington – Yar Ayuel of Sudan

Gathering for Hope

Wednesday, February 11, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
2 Militia Dr., Room 205, Lexington, MA

After wandering for weeks through the wilderness to escape the northern Sudanese militia, Yar Ayuel arrived at a refugee camp in Kenya and was eventually brought with her younger brother to the United States to live with a foster family in Winchester, MA.

Now married and with three children, Yar continues to advocate for the Sudanese people. Yar is working in development for the Unitarian Universalist Association. She recently presented on a panel “Women’s Voices From Fragile States and Why They Matter” at the United Nations Foundation in Washington, D.C., where she met the President and the First Lady. Her husband Emmanuel says of her, “When she does something, she goes for it. She works hard for it.”

Join the Lexington Gathering for Hope in February to hear Yar’s heroic and heartbreaking story as she shares about the plight of women refugees in Sudan.

Read Yar’s story on the Boston Globe