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Atlas Week 2018

The Eighteenth Annual Sam and Marilyn Fox Atlas Week program was held April 7 - 14, 2018.

If you have any questions about Atlas Week, please contact Michelle Lorenzini, Ph.D. at or Garvaundo Hamilton at

Parade of Nations in front of clock tower

The theme for the 2018 Atlas Program was "From Broken Walls, We Build Bridges: Out of Conflict Rises Communities." There were over 125 events planned for the week. The keynote speakers for the week were Fred Ochieng', M.D., a cardiovascular medicine fellow at SLU, and Milton Ochieng', M.D., of the BJC Medical Group at Progress West Hospital, who presented "Sons of Lwala: Honoring the Dreams of Our Parents." The keynote address was held 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, in the Wool Ballrooms in the Busch Student Center. A private reception with Drs. Fred and Milton Ochieng' was held immediately following the keynote address. 

Fred and Milton Ochieng's work is the subject of a documentary titled "Honoring a Father's Dream: Sons of Lwala." The film will be shown Monday, April 9 at 8:00 p.m. in Busch Student Center 251 AB.