10 DAYS OF PROTEST: A NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION FOR DARFUR
From Sunday, January 1 – Tuesday, January 10, student groups, activist organizations, religious congregations and concerned individuals from Washington D.C. and all over the country will protest outside the Sudanese Embassy against the government-backed genocide in Sudan’s Darfur region.
Starting on New Year’s Day, we will stand outside the embassy for 4 hours each day from 11 am to 3 pm. For 10 days, we will pressure our politicians to take an aggressive stand against genocide.
We will generate the kind of press that this crisis warrants, exposing the horrors that American media has cruelly neglected.
• An end to Khartoum\'s support of the Janjaweed militias
• An expansion of the African Union mandate to protect civilians, and the involvement of multinational peace-keeping forces on the ground.
• Prosecution of Sudanese human rights violators in the International Criminal Court.
As many people as possible should be here each day; however, it is most important that the effort is sustained rather than large.
A calendar is posted online to allow each group and individual to mark times of presence. Go to www.calendar.yahoo.com. Username: Darfurprotest, Password: Darfur. Go to monthly calendar and click \"add\" on the dates you wish to participate. It will also allow you to specify hours.
Please include a contact email address. Compelling visuals will be provided, but any other images or information are encouraged. Remember, the goal of the project is gain media attention—the more people, the more organizations, the more buzz we can create! The Embassy of the Republic of the Sudan is located at 2210 Massachusetts Ave. NW, in Washington, DC. Please join us in protest. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Organizational Affiliation: STAND (Students Take Action Now: Darfur)Event type: PublicContact name: Alison Koch, Sarah Reed
Contact Info: Akoch@wesleyan.edu Sreed@wesleyan.edu
For more on Darfur, see http://www.sudanreeves.org