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.