Saint Louis University

About the Speaker

This year we will have the privilege of having the subject of the book as our speaker on campus! 

Luma Mufleh 

Luma Mufleh is the inspirational coach of a soccer team called the Fugees - short for refugees. The players on this team come from 28 war-torn countries, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Bosnia, Congo, Somalia and Sudan. Most of them have endured unimaginable hardship: one young boy was forced by soldiers to shoot his own best friend, another watched his father shot to death, and all have been robbed of their childhood. Mufleh's latest endeavor is building the Fugees Academy, the very first school for refugee boys and girls in the US. The Fugees Academy is an unparalleled opportunity to serve boys and girls in grades six through twelve with an intensive college-prep high school curriculum .In this supportive but challenging environment, the Academy brings together diverse cultures and customs while working to prepare students to build the better life they have only dreamed of.

Come and see Luma Mufleh on October 22, 2015 at 7:00pm in the Wool Ballroom! 

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