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Derreck Kayongo

Derreck Kayongo, founder of the Global Soap Project, will present “From Homeless Refugee to Living the American Dream” Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in Albert Taylor Theatre. This event is free and open to the public; no reservations or tickets required.

Kayongo, a child refugee from war-torn Uganda who came to the U.S. in the 1990s, has served in leadership roles for some of the world’s most respected humanitarian aid organizations, including Amnesty International and CARE International. A regular columnist with The Huffington Post, Kayongo was named a 2011 CNN Hero, recognized as one of 24 “everyday people changing the world.”

Kayongo’s appearance is Millikin’s 2014 James W. Moore Lecture.

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