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History is not an excuse.

16 Nov

You can pontificate on the history of colonialism and the fear there-of of all you want.

The people of Darfur want our help
.

It’s our job to figure out how to help them asap.

You talk about the “hidden agenda” of western nations in their attempt to aid Darfur. What about the not so hidden agenda of wiping out a whole race of people.

Clemantine Wamariya, a survivor of the genocide in Rwanda, a winner of Oprah’s nationwide high school essay recently presented her essay on The Oprah Winfrey Show – as a winner of Oprah’s nationwide high school essay contest on Elie Wiesel’s memoir Night.

In her essay she says that “history does not repeat itself we repeat history”.

History my friends is not an excuse.

UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM TO PROJECT WALL-SIZED IMAGES OF GENOCIDE IN DARFUR ONTO BUILDING EXTERIOR IN WEEK-LONG EVENT

U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan Andrew Natsios, Darfurian Refugee and Young Rwandan Genocide Survivor to Speak at Program Launch on November 20

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum will project wall-sized images of the escalating genocide in Darfur onto its façade during Thanksgiving week, marking the first time the national memorial’s exterior will be used to highlight contemporary genocide. The program, “Darfur: Who Will Survive Today?” is a unique and highly symbolic Museum project produced in association with Darfur/Darfur to draw attention to the continuing crisis in Darfur.
The wall-sized photographs will be projected onto the Museum from Monday, November 20 through Sunday, November 26, between 5:30 p.m. and midnight. Andrew Natsios, U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan, will officially open the week-long project at a Museum program on November 20, at 6:30 p.m. Other speakers include Holocaust survivor Nesse Godin; Omar Ismail, a Darfurian refugee living in the U.S. since 1989 with family still in Darfur; and Clemantine Wamariya, a survivor of the Rwandan genocide, who was recently featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show as a winner of Oprah’s nationwide high school essay contest on Elie Wiesel’s memoir Night.
“We can’t afford to be bystanders to genocide in Darfur,” said Fred S. Zeidman, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council Chairman. “This Museum is a harsh reminder of the consequences of inaction during the Holocaust. During Thanksgiving week, a time of reflection and gratitude, we are lending the Museum’s moral stature to alert the public to the urgency of stopping the human catastrophe in Darfur.”

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