I have alerts up for everything that comes, across the wire so to speak, on Darfur or Sudan I often get things others might miss.
If you think by now every thinking person in the world is aware of the situation in Darfur, you’d be wrong. Again, if you thought that anyone who had heard of it would be moved to act, if only minimally, you’d also be wrong.
In Fried Calamari for Change in Sudan Georgetown University student Andrew Dubbins helps answer this question of why, more, people don’t participate in events of this kind, and why more people do not try to help, even minimally. Why did only ten people show up at the hip new restaurant Bossa, in Adams Morgan for a fund raiser intended to raise awareness of the situation in Darfur, ? Why when there were plenty of advertisements of the event, and even a Facebook call to action.
I think people didn’t show up that night because of the question. You all know the question. It pops in our head every time we hear about the AIDS pandemic or global warming or breast cancer or poverty: “What can I possibly do to make a difference?”
Read the link, Andrew will tell you what to do. You don’t even have to get up and move around if you don’t choose to.