Help stop genocide and crimes against humanity in Sudan

Easy actions against genocide

  • Join the latest action sponsored by Act for Sudan, here.AFS_logo-small
  • Call the State Department, leave a message for Secretary Kerry and the Special Envoy for Sudan on the Department of State comment line.  Dial 202-647-6575 and press 8 to record your comment, any time. Suggested message:
    This is [your name] calling from [city, state] with a message for Secretary Kerry and Special Envoy Donald Booth on Sudan: It’s time for the US to implement a comprehensive approach that focuses on civilian protection, access to humanitarian aid and democratic transformation in Sudan. Please do not relax sanctions on Sudan.
  • Call the White House comment line at 202-456-1111, Monday – Friday, 9-5 EST, with this suggested message:
    This is [your name] calling from [city, state] with a message on Sudan. I’m calling to tell President Obama that it’s time for the US to implement a comprehensive approach that focuses on civilian protection, access to humanitarian aid and democratic transformation in Sudan. Please do not relax sanctions on Sudan.
  • Sign this petition that asks your representative in the House of Representatives to do what he/she can to support genocide-free investing.  Read more about the hearing on “Investments Tied to Genocide” and the details of the legislative recommendations from Investors Against Genocide here.

Coming events

  • 2016-04-16: 22nd Anniversary Commemoration of the Rwandan Genocide Against the Tutsi, 3-7pm, Boston College High School, 150 William T. Morrissey Blvd Dorchester. Sponsored by Friends of Rwandan Genocide Survivors (FORGES) and Boston College High School. Please join us as we remember the victims, celebrate the resilience of survivors, and raise our voices to stand against genocides.
  • 2016-04-22: 101st Anniversary Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide, 10:30 AM – noon, House of Representatives Chamber at the Massachusetts State House, Boston. Reception to follow in the Hall of Flags. Keynote Speaker: Former Ambassador and Former Mayor Ray Flynn.
  • 2016-05-01: Community  Holocaust Commemoration of Yom HaShoah, “From Holocaust to New Life: How Will We Remember?,” 10:30am, Faneuil Hall, Boston. Sponsored by the Jewish Community Relations Council and its partners. The program will highlight the lives that survivors built after they escaped the unimaginable horror of the Holocaust and will include first-hand survivor testimony and student reflections on how to keep the memory alive. RSVP requested here.
  • 2016-05-02: Yom HaShoah Commemoration, 7pm, Higgins Middle School, Peabody, featuring Rabbi Joseph Polack, award-winning writer for his book, “After the Holocaust the Bells Still Ring.” The event will also feature a candle-lighting ceremony with survivors and their families, the Sonia Schreiber Weitz Upstander Award and musical selections by the Salem State University Women’s Chorale.

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