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, as well as violence against women along with a plea for peace.
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.
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
Date: Wednesday, March 02, 2005
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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, Darfur Action Committee, Armenian Student Association, Progressive Jewish Students' Association, Hillel at UCLA, UNICEF, United Arab Society, Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance, UNICEF, Progressive Jewish Students' Association, Social Justice Alliance