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Never Again, Again: Global Days for Darfur

Posted by challahbackgirl on April 20, 2007

Cross-posted on CBDYAG
Global Day for DarfurOn the heals of Passover and Yom HaShoah, where as Jews we celebrate freedom and pledge Never Again, comes the Global Days for Darfur. It’s one year after the Day of Conscience for Darfur and things haven’t gotten better in Sudan. It’s unfortunate we need catchy titles and sounds bite to motivate us to take action, not just read news pieces. Sudanese Refugees

On a personal level, I feel that while I went through the actions of celebrating Passover and Yom HaShoah, that my actions don’t demonstrate that I’ve learned much from it. I get up each morning and go about my day to day grind. My peers and I grip about their work week and I can afford to have the picky eating habits I have, and still eat very well. I walk around in a blissful bubble, with the biggest threat to my life being getting hit by a car or a pending earthquake. While across the ocean, their are people who face rape, disease, and starvation. These people need our help to put an end to the genocide and they need it NOW.

Year after year, we pledge Never Again, and yet, Again is happening. This time it’s not the Jews, but it’s still human being who should be treated as such. Google Earth satellite mapping service, now let’s you zoom in on the 1,600 Sudanese villages destroyed as part of the genocide. The images are not in real time, but are real. Let’s be part of the solution, not the Final Solution!

As the Save Darfur website sums it up:

Time is running out for the people of Darfur. Four years of genocidal violence has left over 400,000 dead, 2.5 million innocent civilians displaced, and 4 million men, women, and children completely reliant on international aid for survival. Not since the Rwandan genocide of 1994 has the world seen such a calculated campaign of displacement, starvation, rape, and mass slaughter.

To call attention to the escalating violence and the continued failure of the international community to adequately respond to this crisis, activists across the world have come together to plan “Global Days for Darfur”. This week of rallies, marches and vigils will highlight that “time is running out” for the people of Darfur.

Please support your fellow activists in speaking out for the people of Darfur by joining an event in your area.

As a people who went through a horror we need to be part of the international response. Events in the Oy-Bay Area start today and last over a week. You’re sure to find me at one of these.

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