Genocide No More ~ Save Darfur

Upcoming Events:

Thurs., 10/19                    Letter Writing Templates sent
Fri., 10/27        5:00 PM    Interfaith Prayer Vigil for Darfur and Nuba Mountains, Sundial Bridge
Tues., 11/6      5:30 PM    Planning Meeting, Holiday Market Community Room, Placer and Buenaventura
Tues., 11/14     6:30 PM   “The Promise,” Sanctuary   Doors open 6:00 PM
 
 
Notes from 8/1 Planning Meeting:
 
Correspondence:  Received generic response from Senator Feinstein in response to letter requesting she co-sponsor the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act.
Updates:  Of special interest was a report that Sudan had been added to a list of countries accused by the U.S. for failing to crack down on human trafficking.  Other articles concerning the cholera epidemic, removal of Sudan from the U.S. travel ban list, and attacks on Camp Kalma were also listed.
 
 

Reports: 

  • Financial:  $733.34 was available for distribution.  Agreed to send $700 to Adam Moussa for his children’s education and to support his efforts in his village.
  • Gabriel Stauring reported that Adam’s village was attacked by Janjaweed.  Two were killed and others injured.  Six were taken hostage.  All are civilians.  There is no government protection and UNAMID is nowhere close.  Adam and his family are safe.
  • Marv will be talking to several classes at Foothill High School later this month.  “The Promise” will not be shown there.
  • Members felt that the Open House at FUMC was well attended and worthwhile and provided an opportunity for us to educate and answer questions of the church community about the current situation.

 

Actions:

  • Approved plans for showing “The Promise” at FUMC, Tuesday, 11/14 at 6:30 PM.  The doors will open at 6:00 PM.  Light refreshments will be served.  Linda Seropian-Miller and Sue Seropian will give a short introduction to the film.  After the showing there will be a Q & A session.  Agreed that free will donations will be given to the Armenian General Benevolent Union and Genocide No More–Save Darfur.
  • Discussed plans for Gifts for Good.  Agreed to sell remaining Heart of Nuba T Shirts and note cards.
  • Discussed the possibility of hosting a concert in January or February and an evening with Paul Jeffries when he returns from the Nuba Mountains.
  • Agreed to hold the November meeting in the Community Room of the Holiday Market on Placer and Buenaventura.  The meeting will be held on Monday, 11/6 at 5:30 PM.

Our Goals for 2016-2017

1.  To raise $10,000 for Darfur.
2.  To continue to support the survivors of the genocide in Darfur.
3.  To continue to raise awareness and knowledge of the genocide in Darfur and the on-going genocide and ethnic cleansing in Sudan.
4.  To continue to use the democratic process by communicating with our elected and appointed government officials.
5.  To get more congregations, schools, and other organizations involved with our activities.
6.  to be proactive in preventing future genocides.

You can watch a recent reunion of Gabriel with Adam below.  You can hear Gabriel telling Adam that the people of Redding care about him and Adam’s reply that he was so happy to hear that.  Thanks to all of you who donated funds and have supported our activities during the past year.  Genocide No More–Save Darfur has made a small difference in what is a tragic situation.

 

 Questions? Contact Marv Steinberg

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