Saturday, April 16, 2011

Spring events begin today...!

Karim Amer, Egypt FREED

Thanks to Ismail & Cylvanna for coming out in this cold day to begin our Spring/Summer/Fall tradition: The Human Rights Table.. Stop by the table and give these young activists a needed warm support in Downtown Amherst.... ...... Thanks also extended to Tamador, Yusra, Ismail, Ibrahim, Cylvana, Martha & Irwin, Ismail Farah, Nigel, Ester, who signed up to organize one of our Human Rights Information Table @ the Farmers market this Summer... Let's continue the human rights festival...

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Speaking at Human Rights Events

The Sudan's human rights week concluded yesterday by a presentation @ Springfield Collge's annual AADERT conference on Africa. The well-prepared PPP (thanks to Jamie Sullivan) highlighted the role of solidarity in supporting the student human rights Girifna movement in Sudan and how W. Mass Darfur Coalition , Smith STAND , and AI-128advocated on their behalf in Western Massachusetts. Special thanks to Fanny Rothschild and Jessica DiPietro for organizing and hanging the Darfur Exhibit at the School of Human Services. We heard a lot of good feedback and comments on the children's drawings yesterday at the AADERT conference. The presentation took place at the new Students Campus by the Springfield College lake.

Upcoming panel on Sudan: The STAND chapter @ UMASS is organizing a panel on the future of South Sudan next week and our coordinator, mohamed elgadi, will be speaking on the human rights challenges that are facing the new country. Location, Date & Time: It will be @ 7pm on Thursday, April 14, 2011, in the Campus Center Room 911.