Lost Boys of Sudan Survivor - Peter Bul
Peter is a native of South Sudan, co-founded the Chicago Association of Lost Boys of Sudan, and has been a leader in multiple anti-genocide organizations. As a seven-year-old, his village of Wangulei was destroyed during the conflict in the Sudan which killed 2.5 million people and displaced an additional 4 million. Peter became one of the approximately 20,000 “Lost Boys of Sudan” who walked hundreds – in some cases thousands – of miles without provision of food, water, medicine, or adult guidance to reach refugee camps in Ethiopia. Peter, a leader in this group, was one of a fortunate few to both survive the ordeal and eventually be resettled in the United States. A longtime resident of the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago who became a U.S. citizen in 2007, Peter served in leadership with the Chicago chapter of the Save Darfur Coalition to oppose the genocide in Sudan’s Darfur region and has been involved in important educational initiatives related to the Rwandan genocide, modern-day slavery in Mauritania, and the genocide against the Rohingya in Burma.