Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Winds of War: Dateline show on Sudan

Dateline followed George Clooney (along with John Prendergast of the Enough Project) as they visited Sudan and talked to the people there about what is happening in their country and the fear that war will break out again soon in response to the January 9, 2011 vote for independence by the south. Excellent show to bring you up-to-date on the current situation in Sudan. You can watch it here:

Winds of War

Monday, November 8, 2010

The Holocaust Memorial Museum

A documentary film by Bob Hercules and Cheri Pugh

Can you forgive but not forget? This is the central question of a bold and thought provoking documentary about Eva Mozes Kor, an Auschwitz survivor who has healed herself by forgiving those who perpetrated violence against her.

Eva and her twin sister, Miriam, were victims of Nazi doctor Josef Mengele’s cruel genetic experiments—an experience that would haunt them their entire lives. The film follows Eva’s metamorphosis from embittered survivor to tireless advocate for reconciliation.

This is your opportunity to see this award winning film and meet the woman who inspired the movie!

Come for a special screening of the movie followed by a discussion with Eva Mozes Kor.

When: 4:00-6:00 pm, Sunday, November, 14, 2010
Where: Santikos Bijou at Crossroads Cinema
4522 Fredericksburg Rd San Antonio, TX

To pre-purchase tickets go to:

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Senate Concurrent Resolution 71--Genocide Prevention

Please take a moment to contact Senator Cornyn's office this week and ask him to co-sponsor Senate Concurrent Resolution 71, in support of genocide and mass atrocity prevention.

You can reach Senator Cornyn's office at 202-224-2934

Go to Texans Against Genocide to download the text of the full resolution and a fact sheet prepared by Genocide Intervention Network.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

The Last Survivor

Members of the San Antonio Interfaith Darfur Coalition spent the weekend working with film director Michael Pertnoy discussing future plans for the film The Last Survivor, which was screened at the San Antonio Film Festival today. We will be working with Michael to develop curriculum to go with the film to be used by educators interested in engaging their students in genocide studies. In addition, we are making plans to bring the film back to San Antonio in the spring of 2011 for a community screening and possible educator training. Come to the July SAIDC meeting (July 13, see Upcoming Events in right column for more information) to learn more.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

April SAIDC Meeting

April's meeting of the San Antonio Interfaith Darfur Coalition will be a special commemoration of Genocide Prevention Month. We will be showing a sneak preview of the film "The Last Survivor", discussing the activist response to Sudanese Elections and learning about genocide prevention and why it is important.

The Last Survivor follows the lives of survivors of four different genocides and mass atrocity crimes as they struggle to make sense of tragedy by raising awareness and promoting social activism. It won Documentary Feature and Audience Favorite at the Oxford (Mississippi) Film Festival and will play next week at the Dallas Film Festival. The sneak preview is a 20-minute version of the film. The full film may currently only be seen at film festivals.

Sudanese elections are scheduled for April 11-13. There is the possibility of the outbreak of violence around the elections, due to the illegitimate manner in which they are being conducted. We will discuss the activist response to the elections, including information on what YOU can do to help.

Finally, the meeting will include a discussion of genocide prevention and why it is in the interest of the United States to take a more proactive approach in this arena.

The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 13 at 5:30 PM at University Presbyterian Church, 300 Bushnell, San Antonio.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Paul Rusesabagina, of Hotel Rwanda fame, will speak at Church of Reconciliation on Sunday, March 14th, 2010. He will speak during the 8 and 10:30 am services and during the Adult Education time in the Parish Hall from 9:15 am to 10:15 am. Visit Church of Reconciliation for more information. 8900 Starcrest, San Antonio, TX, (from Loop 410 North take Starcrest exit and to two blocks north to intersection of Barrington).