Make a Difference in Darfur, in One Day

04 Oct

Tomorrow, October 5, you have the chance to make your voice heard around the world — and have a direct impact on the ground in Darfur.

In a single day, activists in hundreds of cities on four continents will join together in solidarity with the victims of genocide in Darfur. Participants will “fast” from a luxury item for the day — but this is no symbolic protest. Anti-genocide activists will take the money they save in fasting and donate it to civilian protection for Darfur.

Will you join us, and help fund the peacekeepers that are so desperately needed to stem the violence?

DarfurFast is sponsored by STAND: A Student Anti-Genocide Coalition, but everyone is invited to participate. And all proceeds from DarfurFast will go to the Genocide Intervention Network, which directly funds civilian protection in Darfur.

Take these three easy steps on Thursday, and demonstrate your commitment to the anti-genocide movement:

* Pledge your support to fast in solidarity, and then encourage your friends and family to do the same! Check out our just-released YouTube video for inspiration!

* Find an event in your area and connect with other local activists. Nothing happening near you? Write a letter to your newspaper describing why you’re participating in the Fast, and emphasizing the necessity for peacekeepers in Darfur!

* Donate your pledge through a special form on our website so that we know the contribution is for DarfurFast. If you’re want to contribute even more, consider hosting a Darfur fundraiser in the near future — we’re happy to help!

Remember that every dollar counts for Darfur! As an added bonus, your donation will be doubled by a donor, who will match all pledges up to $100,000! No amount is too small!

When you fast on Thursday, you’ll be joining dozens of celebrities, including Hotel Rwanda star Don Cheadle, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, West Wing stars Allison Janney and Janel Maloney, US Envoy to Sudan Andrew Natsios, authors Dave Eggers and Samantha Power, former National Security Advisor Anthony Lake, Olympic Gold Medalist Joey Cheek and more!

In addition to the Genocide Intervention Network and STAND, the DarfurFast is being supported by the Save Darfur Coalition and a national coalition of Muslim and Darfurian communities, who will be holding traditional meals around the country to break the day’s fast.

Add your support to DarfurFast!

If You’ve done nothing, it’s time.

Thank You

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Posted by on October 4, 2006 in Bookmarks, genocide, News and Info, The Sudan


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