Welcome to our Sudan/South Sudan Symposium Daily Blog, where we not only provide you with our bloggers’ updates, reports, analysis, opinions, and commentary on our Sudan/South Sudan Symposium, that was hosted by the Centre for Refugee Studies (CRS) at York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on July 3rd to the 5th, but, where we try and also provide you with our bloggers’ understanding, views, reactions, and responses to the news from Sudan and South Sudan. Our aim is to provide you with independent, informed and objective analysis and commentary on the situation in the two Sudans, not only from a decidedly social justice perspective but also how and why it affects the Sudanese people and, more specifically, how it impacts on their human rights and dignity within these two countries.   

Although our Symposium has been held already, our work on this subject still continues and, in many ways, has only just begun. This Daily Blog is one of the means that we have to continue to stay in contact with all of our Symposium participants and all those whose work touches on the burdens and the predicament of the people of the two Sudans today. We would like to ensure that the lines of communication remain open and free to be able to contribute to the ongoing informed debate on the important issues and concerns confronting these two countries within this region of the African continent.

We welcome your ongoing participation in our Daily Blog. If you are interested in joining our team of bloggers and would like to add your voice to our Daily Blog, please complete and submit the online form found in the “Join Our Team” tab located on the blue bar immediately above. We would like our Daily Blog to be able to provide as broad a range of different high quality objective and informed views, analysis, opinions, and commentary, from a social justice perspective, as possible, and that aims to advance the interests and the human rights and dignity of the people of the two Sudans. You are most welcomed to join us at our forum!