Friday, April 28, 2006

Save Darfur

The rally tomorrow to stop genocide
join the cause here
send a letter to pres. bush here.

What: "SAVE DARFUR: Rally to Stop Genocide"
When: April 30, 2006 -- Program 2:00 - 4:30 pm (Crowd Assembly 1:30 - 2:00 pm)
Where: Washington, DC, National Mall, between 3rd and 4th Streets in front of the US Capitol (Metro Station -- Federal Center SW [Orange and Blue Lines])
Who: Click here for a complete list of speakers.
Contact: Chuck Thies, Rally Director, (202) 478-6148, click here for email
Background: "The Rally to Stop Genocide" is organized by the Save Darfur Coalition, an alliance of more than 160 faith-based, humanitarian and human rights organizations.

The rally is part of the "Million Voices for Darfur" campaign to generate one million postcards for delivery to President Bush, who recently pledged to push for additional UN and NATO help to protect the people of Darfur. We applaud the President's leadership, but the work is far from done. We are urging President Bush to take steps necessary to end the genocide and build a lasting peace.

The rally is also the final stop of the "Tour for Darfur: Eyewitness to Genocide," a 21,000 mile photo exhibit and speaking tour of 22 cities in 11 states to raise public awareness about the Darfur crisis. The tour's featured speaker is Brian Steidle, a former Marine captain and U.S. representative to the African Union's peacekeeping mission in Darfur from September 2004 to February 2005.

what is darfur? what's going on? why should you care?

here are some links to get you started:
Amnesty International
NPR, of course, always has great info.
more from NPR