Crisis in Darfur: A Week of Awareness, A Call to Action

Crisis in Darfur: A Week of Awareness, A Call to Action

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.

Tuesday, March 01, 2005
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Moore Hall 100
UCLA campus
Los Angeles, CA 90095

These events held from Feb. 28 - Mar. 3, are geared to raise awareness about the crisis in Darfur, Sudan.

Crisis in Darfur: A Week of Awareness, A Call to Action

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.

Tuesday, March 1, 6 - 8 PM, Moore 100

  • Screening of 'Nightline: A View from the Ground on the Killing in Northeast Africa'
  • Speakers: John Prendergast, Special Advisor to the President, International Crisis Group, discussing effective ways to take action on the crisis. (confirmed)
  • Don Cheadle (invited)

Reception: 8 - 10 PM in Kerckhoff Patio

Sponsor: UNICEF

Event Schedule

Directions: or call 310-825-4321 for recorded directions Parking: $7, go to information booth 6

Cost : Free and open to the public; parking is $7 - go to information booth 6 on Westwood

Darfur Action Committee at UCLA

Sponsor(s): African Studies Center, Burkle Center for International Relations, UCLA International Institute, Globalization Research Center - Africa, UCLA International Institute Student Association