Darfur Week of Awareness, March 5 - 9, 2007

The Darfur Action Committee of UCLA presents a week of activities to raise awareness about the ongoing crisis in Darfur. Wednesday will feature a die-in and speakers discussing past genocides and the connections to Darfur.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Bruin Plaza
UCLA campus
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Schedule of Events:

Wed., Mar. 7  --  DIE-IN AND SPEAKERS
12 pm, Meyerhoff Park (in front of Kerckhoff Hall)
Speakers will discuss the situation in Darfur and relate the genocide to the 1994 Rwanda genocide.

Thurs., Mar. 8:

  • CONCERT w/ Band "Northern" and East African Food (Ethiopian food for $5)
    12 - 1 pm, Bruin Plaza
    Photo Exhibit
  • FILM SCREENING of "SAND AND SORROW" w/ director Paul Freedman 7 pm, Kerckhoff Grand Salon
    After a screening of his documentary "Sand and Sorrow," Emmy-nominated and Peabody award winning filmmaker Paul Freedman discusses the conflict in Darfur and his experiences during the seven weeks he filmed in the region.  The documentary covers the frustration felt by African Union troops at their inability to protect Darfurians due the strict restrictions of their mandate; the UN non-intervention because of China and other countries with oil interests in Sudan who veto resolutions for intervention; and the breakdown of the media in reporting on the crisis in Darfur.  According to Freedman, in 2004 media coverage of Martha Stewart outweighed Darfur coverage by about 500 to 1. 

Fri., Mar. 9  --  THE MUSEUM OF TOLERANCE (field trip) 12 pm, meet at Ackerman Turn-around
Tour current exhibitions at the Museum of Tolerance -- please note that the Museum does charge admission.  For admission costs, exhibition info, visit http://www.museumoftolerance.com/site/c.juLVJ8MRKtH/b.1311525/k.C0C8/Visit.htm

Tues., Mar. 13  --  Lobby Training
5pm, Ackerman 2414

For the Museum field trip on Friday, March 9, there is an admission cost.

Cost : Free and open to the public; parking is available for $8.

For more information please contact:

Darfur Action Committee at UCLATel: 310-825-3686



Sponsor(s): African Studies Center, Darfur Action Committee, USAC Internal Vice Presidents Office, African Activists Association, USAC External Vice Presidents Office, Student Activist Project, E3: Ecology Economy Equity, UCLA RAWA, Polaris Project, Bruin Democrats, Baha'i Students Association, Bosnian-Croatia-Serbian Club, Armenian Students Association, Bruins for Israel, Hillel, Bruin Republicans, Jewish Student Union, Kesher.