UC Vote on Divestment from Sudan - Regents Unanimously Vote YES on Divestment
The University of California Board of Regents Members to Vote on Divestment from Interests in Sudan - Thursday, March 16. The Darfur Action Committee and the UC Divestment Taskforce have events planned throughout the day.
Thursday, March 16, 2006
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Los Angeles, CA 90095
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Tentative Schedule -- 8 AM - 4 PM -- come when you can, stay as long as you can!!
Rally and March for Divestment -- Come and dance for Darfur, speakers, performers, solidarity die-in, march, food, Darfur t-shirts (minimum $10 donation requested), UC Divest Sudan buttons
Asian Pacific Coalition: Taiko Drummers
Jump Rope Man
Speakers: At the Public Comments Session at 9 AM and throughout the day:
- Edward Alpers -- UCLA Faculty
- Mark Brecke -- Sudan Photojournalist
- Cham Nan Chao -- Cambodia Genocide Survivor
- Renee Firestone -- Holocaust Survivor
- Karume (Joseph) James -- African Student Union Chair
- Edmond Keller -- UCLA Faculty
- Stephanie Nyombayire -- Rwanda Genocide Survivor
- Gabriel Stauring -- co-founder, StopGenocideNow.org
- Paul Von Blum -- UCLA Faculty
Invited: Danny Glover, Ryan Gosling
- Start arriving for 9 AM UC Board of Regents Meeting
- Schedue/Information Sheet distributed - Why are we here?
- T-Shirt distribution begins -- get your Save Darfur t-shirts; UC Divest Sudan pins distributed
8:30 AM -- Line up to go inside Regent Meeting for public comments
9 AM -- Public Comments Session before the Regents -- dress in Darfur t-shirts or Darfur related clothing UC Divest pins, stickers, green for Darfur).
Mid-morning at the conclusion of the comments session -- exit Regent Meeting
Mid-morning - Renee Firestone, Holocaust survivor speaks; introduced by Professor Paul Von Blum
- Performance by Awaken
c. 10:30 AM -- Student demonstration -- Solidarity Die-In #1 - Students will congregate in designated area and lie down, holding signs that read "I am a victim of genocide" for 30 minutes.
11:10 AM -- Stephanie Nyombayire will speak; introduced by University of California, Irvine Darfur activist
12 PM - Karume (Joseph) James initiates march across campus (Covel to Meyerhoff to Covel)
- Drummers, Jump Rope Man participate
12:30 PM -- Asian Pacific Coalition Taiko Drum Performance at Meyerhoff Park
1 PM -- Back to Covel Commons
1:15 PM - Mark Brecke and Gabriel Stauring speak; introduced by University of California, San Diego and University of California, Berkeley Darfur activisits
1:45 PM -- Line up to return to Regents Meeting for open session on divestment (starts at 2 PM) - vote will come at conclusion of discussion
2:15 PM -- Solidarity Die-In #2 - Students will congregate in designated area and lie down, holding signs that read "I am a victim of genocide" for 30 minutes.
VOTE BY REGENTS BETWEEN 2 & 4 PM
If you need more info or to contact an event organizer, please call 310-500-7776 or 310-780-0736 or visit www.ucdivestsudan.com
Cost: Free and open to the public; parking is available for $8 (enter Westwood and Sunset Blvd.)
For more information please contact
Sponsor(s): UCLA Darfur Action Committee, UC Divestment Taskforce, UC Berkeley Darfur Activists, UC Irvine Darfur Activists, UC San Diego Darfur Activists