Olympian Lopez Lomong
Our neighbor Lopez Lomong will share his compelling personal story- beginning with his experience as one of the Lost Boys of Sudan, his efforts to become an American citizen and Olympic athlete and finally making his home here in Lake Oswego. Join us at 7:00 pm at Marylhurst University Commons to hear this amazing story-- the first of this year's Storytelling Festival...
About the presenter:
"Lopez Lomong was born in Kimotong, a small village in southern Sudan in 1985. Lopez had a happy childhood until one day, when he was 6 years old, his whole life was turned upside down. His village was attacked while he was attending church, and Lopez was taken by rebel soldiers from the Sudan People’s Liberation Army. After weeks of watching other boys slowly die in the rebel camp, Lopez was able to escape through a hole in the fence with the help of three other boys. Lopez and these boys ran for three days through the African plains until they reached Kenya and were placed in a refugee camp..." To read the rest of his bio, visit Lopez's website.