Voices of Darfur
Voices from Darfur
Monday, November 5, 2007
“Our people are dying,” Sudanese refugee Daoud Hari grimly explained to a captivated audience of 102 students, faculty members, staff, and community members on November 5, 2007. Hari is a survivor of the ongoing genocide in Darfur, an area in Africa’s western
Al-Bashir has sought to quell any rebel activity by wiping out entire villages, destroying and poisoning food and water supplies, and systematically murdering, torturing, and raping hundreds of thousands of Dafur citizens. One woman from
Hari and Motasim Adam, two of Darfur’s survivors, travel the country trying to spread awareness of the frightening events taking place overseas in
As a result of Hari and Adam’s moving and deeply disturbing presentation, some voices have indeed been sparked. The Townhouse Hall Council has enlisted their residential community in writing letters to legislators, encouraging them to take action. On November 30th from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, the Townhouse Hall Council will be collecting letters to state representatives and paying for all postage to have the letters mailed. Addresses of legislators and/or Presidential candidates will be made available to anyone who attends the letter-writing drive. Students who cannot be present but are interested in writing letters in support of
More information about the Save Darfur campaign can be found at www.safedarfur.org.