The UCLA Darfur Action Committee, a coalition of student organizations, will be sponsoring a week of events, focusing on genocide and atrocities committed, including Sudan, Armenia, Rwanda, and the Holocaust.
These events held from Feb. 28 - Mar. 3, are geared to raise awareness about the crisis in Darfur, Sudan.
The violence in the Darfur region of western Sudan intensified in 2003 when two groups, the Sudanese Liberation Movement and the Justice and Equality movement declared open rebellion against the government. Khartoum responded aggressively, allegedly backing the so-called jinjaweid militias (evil on horseback) which have committed crimes against humanity against citizens in Darfur. The UN reports that upwards of 70,000 have been killed in the conflict though other sources estimate that over 300,000 people have perished and 2.5 million have been displaced.
Co-Sponsors: Armenian Student Association, Progressive Jewish Students' Association, Hillel at UCLA
Date: Monday, February 28, 2005
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Kerckhoff Grand Salon
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Cost: Free and open to the public; parking is $7 - go to information booth 6 on Westwood
Directions: http://www.ucla.edu/map/ or call 310-825-4321 for recorded directions Parking: $7, go to information booth 6
Darfur Action Committee at UCLA
Sponsor(s): African Studies Center, Burkle Center for International Relations, UCLA International Institute, Globalization Research Center - Africa, International Institute Student Association