the conflict in South Sudan is very complex and multilayered, which is evident in the uncertainty of the Peace Agreement, continued economic instability, and overall insecurity. One contributor to the current conflict is identity; whether through political affiliation(s), tribe, religion, ethnicity, etc. In this month’s (August 2017 ) #defyhatenow diaspora meet-ups we will explore this theme in an evening discussion with the South Sudanese community in Nairobi.