One year from today, the 2008 Summer Olympics will begin in Beijing, China, and anti-genocide activists across the globe are already getting ready.
Today in Chad, just across the border from Darfur, STAND’s partner Dream for Darfur will launch its own international torch relay. The torch will move from Chad, Darfur’s closest neighbor, to cities and countries across the world.
STAND will play a leading role, along with the Save Darfur Coalition and Dream for Darfur, in planning a series of torch relays throughout the United States. These relays will focus on putting pressure on Beijing to stand against genocide. China has a great deal of influence over the government of Sudan as its largest trade partner, foreign investor, and arms provider. It is time for China to uphold its responsibility to protect the people of Darfur!
For more information on the torch relay, check out the Save Darfur’s Olympic Torch Relay website. If you want to be more involved in the U.S. portion of the relay, please contact STAND today at firstname.lastname@example.org. STAND is also looking for a student to coordinate involvement in the campaign!
In the year before the Olympics commence in China, let’s work to ensure that the Olympic Dream comes to the people of Darfur!
STAND – OLYMPIC TORCH – China