July 14th, 2011 by Rebecca Dennis
Hunger Strike for Darfur
At noon on July 22, Sudanese Diaspora members and activists around the globe will begin a 24-hour long fast for Darfur. During the global hunger strike, participants will be contacting their government officials, asking for:
- Immediate protection of civilians
- Unimpeded humanitarian access
- Accountability for the crimes against humanity committed by Khartoum’s regime
- Justice for the genocide victims and atrocities committed in Darfur and throughout Sudan.
Rally at the White House
Date: Saturday, July 23, 2011
Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Address: 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20006
On July 23rd, the 7th anniversary of the United States Congress declaring the conflict in Darfur to be Genocide, Sudanese from all regions, including Darfur, the Nuba Mountains, Abyei, Nubia, Eastern Sudan and Central Sudan, will join together with American activists outside the White House, to protest the ongoing violence of Omar al-Bashir’s regime. They will call for action from the United States to protect civilians, hold al-Bashir accountable, and bring peace to all of Sudan.
Confirmed speakers at the White House Rally include:
President of Genocide Intervention Network/ Save Darfur Coalition
Co-Founder of the Enough Project
Other speakers will include prominent human rights activists, policy experts, and genocide survivors.
Separate events will also be held throughout the US (including Nebraska, Arizona and Texas) and Internationally in Canada, France, the UK, Egypt and Uganda.
In-district lobby days in August
The Senate will be on recess from August 8-September 2, giving you a great opportunity to meet with them at their local offices. With so much going on, we anticipate that August will be a crucial month to lobby on both Sudan and genocide prevention. You can sign up online and we’ll provide talking points and materials for your meeting. We will also be holding several training calls to help you prepare and can connect you with others in your area who might be interested in lobbying.
Sign up to lobby your Senators today. Meetings will need to be scheduled soon.
Make the Call: 1-800-GENOCIDE
As always, we’ll be making 1-800-GENOCIDE available to connect you directly with the White House and with talking points, so you can call TODAY.