The Human Rights Watch Student Task Force and CAMP DARFUR present a simulated Darfur refugee camp at the University of Southern California to raise awareness about the current humanitarian crisis in Darfur, Sudan and to help launch Global Days for Darfur, sponsored by an international coalition of activists.
In Darfur, at least 200,000 people have been killed and over 2 million have been forced from their homes since 2003 because of government-sponsored violence. The United Nations has passed a resolution to intervene, but Sudan’s president refuses to allow peacekeepers into Sudan. This event, in partnership with Save Darfur’s Global Days for Darfur, seeks to bring more attention to Darfur’s silent victims.
Co-sponsored by USC’s chapters of Calpirg and UNICEF, this event will involve students from local private and public high schools who have been working with Human Rights Watch on a two-year-long campaign to stop the violence in Darfur. CAMP DARFUR, founded by Gabriel Stauring, is a simulated refugee camp consisting of tents that trace crimes against humanity throughout recent history.
The Camp Darfur at USC will consist of eight tents. Some of these will chronicle genocide’s trajectory in recent history and others will paint a picture of Darfur’s atrocities, from the background history to life in refugee camps. Interactive tents will feature samples of refugee camp education, food, and water, and visitors will learn how they can do more to put an end to Darfur’s violence.
Parking available on USC’s campus $7. The closest structure to Hahn Plaza is Parking Structure X (PSX) which can be accessed from Figueroa, immediately after crossing Adams when heading south (Gate 3). Alternatives include Parking Structure D, accessed on Jefferson adjacent to the Shrine Auditorium (Gate 4), as well as Parking Structure A, accessed at the intersection of Vermont and 36th Place (Gate 6). Buses are instructed to drop students at the main entrance on Exposition Blvd. at the Alumni House (Gate 2). To have a school group met by an HRW Student Task Force member, contact Nancy Medina at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food: Purchase at the Commons in the University Student Union near Hahn Plaza.
For more information: http://hrwcalifornia.org/south/stf.htm (see Current Campaigns) Pam Bruns email@example.com or Camille Joseph firstname.lastname@example.org
At UCLA contact Amy Marczewski email@example.com
Date: Monday, April 23, 2007
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Hahn Plaza, (Tommy Trojan)
University of Southern California
University Park Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90089
Cost: Free and open to the public; parking is available for $7.
See note in body of message regarding parking, groups.
Amy Marczewski firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsor(s): The Human Rights Watch Student Task Force and CAMP DARFUR, USC’s chapters of Calpirg and UNICEF, local high school students.