Mothering Across Continents

Throughout the 2013-14 school year, 900 students in 9th grade English classes of Myers Park High School, Charlotte, NC, studied South Sudan, positive visions for its future, and ways young people can make a difference. Students held a Walk for Wisdom, raising $4,400 for adult literacy in South Sudan. Then, more than 700 students wrote reflection papers and created a "meme"—a photo from South Sudan with a phrase from Romeo & Juliet, The Odyssey, The Hunger Games or Monster. The purpose is to share what they learned about the timeless importance of conflict resolution.

On July 9, 2014, the third anniversary of South Sudan's Independence Day, students came together again and launched the "Memes for Peace" postcard campaign in response to renewed fighting in South Sudan that threatens human rights and development projects supported by schools, churches and civic groups.

Join them as they advocate for sustainable peace in South Sudan by sending thousands of Memes for Peace postcards to Congress and other elected officials.

Click here to learn more about Memes for Peace, including how schools can incorporate a curriculum and postcard signing into lesson plans.

Want to do more? Click here to learn about the Raising South Sudan project, a collaboration of former Lost Boys of Sudan and Mothering Across Continents.

Send Your Memes of Peace Postcard to Congress
and Other Public Leaders

Former Lost Boys of Sudan and the US government actively supported South Sudan's independence, which became official in July 2011. In December 2013, fighting broke out between the government and opposition, displacing more than one million people, creating a hunger crisis, and slowing development projects supported by US schools, churches and civic groups.

Thank you for joining the Memes for Peace online postcard campaign asking members of Congress and other public leaders to support and facilitate sustainable peace in South Sudan. Please enter your information below. We will forward your postcard along with thousands of others beginning International Peace Day, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2014.

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