A lot of people think planning to save the world is naïve.
Mabil “Mo” Duir was not one of those people.
He was a social activist, poet, involved student and loving man to everyone who ever met him.
He was senselessly murdered April 6, 2013.
His passing leaves not just a hole in the entire Anchorage community, but also a need among his family.
The students at the University of Alaska Anchorage are raising money for funeral arrangements and it is many people's goal to bring Mabil's mom to Anchorage so she can reconnect with family and see her son's resting place.
Mo also sent money to his kin in Africa. Additional funds will be sent to them.
Over 300 people attended Mo's memorial service April 10 and spoke from 4:30 p.m. until well into the night about the man who changed their lives.
His best friend Max wrote this about him:
Mabil was an amazing man full of love, happiness, energy, passion, and joy. Mabil had amazing aspirations and wanted to help so many people, he was a huge advocate for helping the underprivileged. Mabil had great ideas of ways he could change the world for the better, his dreams ranged from politics and being the United States Secretary of Defense to being an English teacher in Sudan (his home country). Mabil touched the lives of everyone he met, with his positive attitude and accepting embrace everyone felt comfortable around him. He is a very involved student at the University of Alaska Anchorage, studying Political Science and English. I know for sure that he will be missed by hundreds of people up here in Alaska. Mabil Duir is a great man and he will do the heavens and honor by giving them his presence.
Read more about Mo's impact on the Anchorage community and those remembering him at the links below.