Tuesday, July 17, 2007

In case you end up here, wondering why there have been so few posts lately, it's because coordinated Darfur efforts have been happening under the name Michigan Darfur Coalition and we're using a website instead of this blog. There've been good efforts on behalf of Darfur since the last post and a new wave of activism is afoot. The statewide coalition has great leadership, synergy and vision. Please visit: www.MichiganDarfurCoalition.org.

This is the last post on this blog.


Thursday, February 22, 2007

Mending a Broken Promise
Darfur: The 21st century Genocide

West Bloomfield High School student activists, with the support of their teachers and administration, have planned an incredible evening to educate the community about genocide.

The program will feature the testimony of three powerful speakers:
  • Rene Lichtman, Holocaust Hidden Child
  • Thomas Kamilindi, Rwandan Genocide Survivor
  • Suliman Giddo, Darfur Refugee, CEO of PeaceDarfur.org

Save the Date!

West Bloomfield High School, 4925 Orchard Lake Road

Wednesday, March 21st, 2007

5:30 - 6:30 pm, Empty Bowls and displays
6:30 - 8:00 pm, Auditorium presentation

Please contact WBHS teacher Mara Hoffert at mhoffert@hotmail.com by March 5, 2007 to register.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Please join Eastern Michigan University's chapter of STAND, a student anti-genocide coalition, on Tuesday, February 13 for "Have a Heart for Darfur." "Have a Heart for Darfur" is a fundraiser @ Tower Inn Cafe, 701 West Cross Street, Ypsilanti, MI 48197. From 10:30 a.m until midnight Tower Inn will donate 15% of sales toward STAND EMU's campaign to educate and advocate on behalf of those in Darfur, Sudan and other victims of genocide. Mark your calendars for "Have a Heart for Darfur", Tuesday, February 13th from 10:30 a.m. until midnight @ Tower Inn Cafe, 701 W. Cross Street, Ypsilanti, MI. You have to eat so you might as well eat great food for a great cause.

Jewish News Covers Local Darfur Activism

Bob Sklar, editor of the Detroit Jewish News, wrote an article about Laura Walker's grassroots activism and upcoming high tea "Raise Your Glass to Freedom!"


Darfur is Dying

Don Cohen, a journalist at the Detroit Jewish News, forwarded a link to MTV's simulation "Darfur is Dying." The website provides an interactive way of learning about the issues and real-life players in the Darfur crisis.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Powerpoint Presentation on Darfur

You don't have to be an expert to educate others about the situation in Darfur. The Save Darfur Coalition has created a turnkey Powerpoint presentation ... with a script, click below. The only question is ... Will you give the presentation? What can you do to build an audience?

PowerPoint Presentation on Darfur
Script for PowerPoint Presentation

Judgment on Genocide VIDEO

The "trial" is now a 16-minute trigger video and curriculum.

View the trailer: http://www.judgmentongenocide.org/trailer.html#video

In November 2006 The International Citizens’ Tribunal for Sudan (a mock court), found Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir guilty of crimes against humanity, torture and genocide. You can read about the event at: http://www.judgmentongenocide.org/press.html

Would your ORGANIZATION be willing to do a screening and discussion? Would YOU be willing to make it HAPPEN?

Wednesday, January 31, 2007


Last week, it appeared certain that the 2007 chairmanship of African Union would be awarded to Sudan — perpetrators of the ongoing genocide in Darfur. Yesterday, it was announced that Ghana — key contributors to the AU peacekeeping force in Darfur — will head the African Union instead.
Because of your dedication, the United States took a stand against a Sudanese presidency.

Keep on e-mailing and making phone calls!! We are making a difference!

Monday, January 29, 2007

Zieva Konvisser forwarded the following quote:

"The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who remain neutral in times of moral crisis."
- Dante Aleghieri

Friday, January 19, 2007

God Grew Tired of Us

Click below to view the trailer for a newly released film in the spirit of The Lost Boys of Sudan. Might your or your organization be interested in planning a Detroit screening?