John Prendergast, Special Advisor to the President for the International Crisis Group, speaks about his recent trip to Darfur and effective ways to take action on the crisis.
February 28 - March 3, 2005
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.
Reception: 8 - 10 PM in Kerckhoff Patio
A moment to remember the over 300,000 killed in Darfur and a plea for peace on behalf of those still suffering. Special speakers, spoken word, and images of Darfur.
Sponsor: United Arab Society
Panel "Crisis in Darfur: Responding to Violence Against Women"
6 -9 PM, Kerckhoff Grand Salon
Edmond Keller, Moderator
Co-Sponsor: Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance, UNICEF, Progressive Jewish Students? Association, Social Justice Alliance
Mock Refugee Camp -- Monday-Thursday (Court of Sciences, Dickson Plaza)
Speak Out and March -- Wednesday, 12 - 1 PM, Meyerhoff Park
Date: Tuesday, March 01, 2005
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Cost: Free and open to the public; parking is $7.
Parking is available in lot #6; go to parking booth on Westwood Blvd.
UCLA Darfur Action Committee Tel: 310-780-0736
Sponsor(s): African Studies Center, Burkle Center for International Relations, Globalization Research Center - Africa, UNICEF