Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Top policy advisors on Sudan are supposed to meet today to discuss policy. Please take a minute to send President Obama a message asking him to get personally involved and fulfill his campaign promises. The link below will take you to a page where you can quickly send a message and also find a link to a Washington Post opinion piece that discusses disturbing comments made yesterday by Sudan Special Envoy Gration.


here is the White House's response:

White House pushes back

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Relief Beads is a grassroots campaign raising awareness and support for Relief International’s humanitarian efforts in Darfur. Founded in 2007, Relief Beads has raised tens of thousands of dollars, which has provided life-saving relief for thousands of refugees. Each Relief Beads bracelet truly makes a difference!

Contributions raised by Relief Beads aided in the construction of the only Women’s Development Center in Darfur. The center is a place where women and children victimized by the crisis are able to get professional medical and psychological support. Relief Beads bracelets are assembled by the women at the center and this provides them with an invaluable opportunity to contribute to their own livelihoods.

Relief Beads is also currently raising funds to build a Children's Malnutrition Center at the second largest refugee camp in Darfur, Zam Zam.

Please vist the website at www.reliefbeads.org to learn more about this wonderful organization the work they’re doing to help IDP’s in Darfur, and to order bracelets for yourself and your friends!

(from Orange County for Darfur. Reused with permission)

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission

SAIDC coordinator of advocacy Susan Smylie had an op-ed in a recent San Antonio Express-News. Take a look at it here:

Why Study Genocide? Here's Why?

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Be a Guerrilla for Darfur

Please go to this website and send a fax to President Obama, asking him to fulfill his campaign promises on Darfur. This is an easy action that is free and takes about a minute: