Day 2 of the Health and Human Rights conference was very humbling, eye-opening and interactive. Things kicked off with a special keynote from a refugee student: James T. Madhier. Born during a vicious civil war in Southern Sudan, he grew up without knowing the difference between violence and peace. He shared a very honest anecdote of his grueling experiences, touching upon the drastic differences in living conditions of people from regions of conflict. He used to wake up and go to sleep to the sound of bullets. Mid-afternoon, he’d hear the sound of explosions and bombs destroying parts of his neighborhood. Over the years, he learned to distinguish between the sound of planes that dropped bo
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