Easy actions against genocide
- Join the latest action sponsored by Act for Sudan, here.
- Call the State Department, leave a message for the Secretary of State 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 the Secretary on Sudan: The atrocities in Sudan have not ended and neither should sanctions. Please reinstate strong sanctions on Sudan and implement a comprehensive U.S. policy that focuses on civilian protection, access to humanitarian aid and democratic transformation in Sudan.
- Contact the White House online with this suggested message:
President Trump, the atrocities in Sudan have not ended and neither should sanctions. Please reinstate strong sanctions on Sudan and implement a comprehensive U.S. policy that focuses on civilian protection, access to humanitarian aid and democratic transformation in Sudan.
- 2018-04-23: Murder by Government, the Need for Genocide Education, 2-4pm, Viking Hall Room 123, Salem State University Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education, featuring Paul Rabchenuk.
- 2018-04-22: 5th Annual Walk Against Genocide, 1:30-3pm, starting at the New England Holocaust Memorial, opposite 41 Union St, Boston, MA 02108, and proceeding to Armenian Heritage Park, with speakers at both sites. The program will feature survivors and descendants speaking on the genocide and mass killing experiences of Arawak native Americans, Armenians, Ukrainians (Holodomor), the Holocaust, Cambodians, Rwandan Tutsis, Bosnians, Sudanese and Kurds. If you are on facebook, add yourself as an attendee and invite Boston-area friends to join us. Flyer here.
- 2018-04-20: State House 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.
- 2018-04-14: Kwibuka 2018, 24nd Anniversary Commemoration of the Rwandan Genocide Against the Tutsi, 3-6pm, 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.
- 2018-04-06: Get On the Bus 2018 will feature actions focused on Sudan, Sri Lanka, Tibet/China and Burma. The annual day of human rights education and activism organized by Amnesty International USA Group 133 of Somerville. Now in its 23rd year, GOTB draws upwards of 1,200 participants riding buses, commuter trains, and carpooling to New York City to take peaceful action in front of embassies, consulates and corporate headquarters in NYC in support of human rights. Buses will depart Alewife Station at about 6am and will return around 11pm. Register online here.
- 2018-03-29: Lessons from the Rwandan Genocide: Empathy and Inclusiveness, featuring Carl Wilkens, Viking Hall 123, Central Campus, Salem State University, 71C Loring Avenue, Salem. Join The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies as we present an evening with Carl Wilkens, the only American to stay in Rwanda during the country’s horrific genocide. Mr. Wilkens will talk about his experiences during his time in Rwanda and reflect about how communities can heal and come together in the aftermath of mass atrocities.
Activism and the news
- See the Press page at ActForSudan.org.