International Children’s Support Advocate to Speak at SOU

(Ashland, Ore.) – Sebastien Marot, principle founder and executive director of Friends International, a non-governmental organization providing refuge and support for street kids around the world, will speak at Southern Oregon University Friday, November 12. The event begins at 1:30 p.m. in room 29-30 of Taylor Hall with a short film, “What I See When I Close My Eyes.” Marot’s talk, “Hope for Cambodia,” begins at 2:00 p.m. The film and talk are free and open to the public.

The presentation is to raise awareness for 1,200 homeless juveniles in the Rogue Valley, and show examples from other places in the world where derelict children have been saved. Marot’s organization works in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Indonesia, Honduras, Mexico, Egypt and Hong Kong, where young children in cities are in danger of disease, starvation, exploitation and sexual slavery.

The film and discussion are co-sponsored by the SOU International Studies Program, the SOU United Nations Club and the Maslow Project Leadership Program.