Events in 2006 and 2005

2006-12-10 Candlelight Vigil for Darfur,” in Copley Square, Boston, attended by about 400 people to hear a broad range of speakers: Mayor Thomas Menino, Gloria White-Hammond, Panther Alier, Bec Hamilton, Reverend Pamela Foster of Trinity Church, Rabbi Carey Brown of Temple Isaiah, Bavdeli Gregory Haroutunian of the First Armenian Church of Belmont, and Bishop Gilbert Thompson of the Jubilee Christian Church. Farah Siraj and Joe Jaworski performed Farah’s song “To the Sudanese Women.” Click here for details and pictures from the event.
2006-12-06 Presentation on ‘Prayers for Darfur’, by Rev. Gloria White-Hammond at Jubilee Christian Center, 1500 Blue Hill Avenue, Mattapan, MA, 02126 at 7 pm
2006-12-05 “Justice in Darfur” speakers and panel discussion at BU, featuring Alex de Waal, Jennifer Leaning, Gloria White-Hammond, Omer Ismail, and Susannah Sirkin and photographs by Ron Haviv
2006-12-04 Obstacles and options for intervention in Darfur,” a panel discussion, featuring Max Boot, Omer Ismail, Samantha Power, and Sarah Sewall, 6:00 PM, Malkin Penthouse, 79 JFK Street, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
2006-12-03 Making a Difference – Justice in Darfur: A forum by people from Sudan and Boston who are working for peace development and freedom at Second Congregational Church in Winchester, MA
An afternoon of African music and advocacy for Darfur,” featuring Jean Paul Samputu and Ingeli, an exciting dance troupe, Sunday, December 3, at Temple Shir Tikva, 141 Boston Post Road, Wayland. Samputu, a survivor of the Rwandan genocide, is an internationally known musician and composer with a message of peace and reconciliation. Sponsored by eight local churches and synagogues.
2006-12-03 Boston Darfur Action Conference” for area students at Harvard, featuring Omer Ismail, Marshall Ganz, Karen Hirschfeld, Rebecca Hamilton, Nasredeen Hussein, Daniel Millenson, Tim McCarthy, and student leaders on Darfur from the Boston area
2006-12-01 “Taste of Africa” fundraising dinner and reception in preparation for University of Massachusetts Boston student trip to Darfur.
2006-11-29 How to achieve enduring success in for Darfur,” a panel discussion, featuring Jendayi Frazer, Jean-Marie Guehenno, Mudawi Ibrahim Adam, Alex de Waal, and Robert Rotberg, 6:30 PM, Weiner Auditorium, Taubman Building, 79 JFK Street, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
2006-11-19 World Peace Reggae Concert” at Paddy O’s. Proceeds will be donated to
2006-11-13 Judgement on Genocide The International Citizens Tribunal for Sudan” takes place at the UN Church Center in New York City on November 13. Procedings will be available live via webcast, also, from the website. Though the trial will not carry legal authority, it will be a space to speak out for those who have been victimized and those who have been eyewitnesses to the crimes against humanity and genocide that have taken place in Sudan for more than twenty years. See the website for the information on the defendants, participants, indictments, testimony, proceedings, results plus actions you can take.
2006-11-05 Stroll-a-thon” with moms and their children (and their family and friends) to raise awareness and money for Darfur, in Brookline, Sunday morning, 9:30-11:30 AM.
2006-10-29 Video and speaker on the genocide in Darfur featuring Lakshmi Sirois, founder of Save Darfur North Shore, Sunday, October 29, 4:30 PM, at Temple Ahavat Achim, 86 Middle Street, Gloucester.
Teach-In on Darfur, A Day of Learning and Action” featuring Alex de Waal, Program Director of the Social Science Research Council and Fellow of the Global Equity Initiative at Harvard, Susannah Sirkin, Deputy Director of Physicians for Human Rights, and Panther Alier, Sunday, October 29, 9:30 am, at Temple Shir Tikva, 141 Boston Post Road, Wayland.
2006-10-23 South Sudanese art exhibit from Kakuma refugee camp. Exhibit opens on October 23 at 7 PM, in Dreitzer Gallery, Spingold Theater building, Brandeis University. Thirty paintings help document the experience of thousands of young southern Sudanese who fled the atrocities of the long-running civil war in southern Sudan.
2006-10-22 “60 Minutes” airs “Searching for Jacob,” a story on the genocide in Darfur. Clickhere for online video. Click here for transcript. Jacob’s name was on school books found in the ashes of his home. He had fled his village in Darfur to escape mass murder, leaving his family and schoolbooks behind. Scott Pelley of “60 Minutes” puts a face on the horrible genocide in Darfur when he tracks down Jacob to return his books.
2006-10-14 Darfur Awareness Night” showing the documentary “Darfur: A 21st Century Genocide,” featuring speaker Sifa Nsengimana, brief comments from Reading Memorial High School students, and live music by Rwandan musicians “Vincent & the Vang’Inanga Troupe”. Admission free, donations accepted. 7:00-9:00 PM at the American Legion Hall in Reading.
2006-10-05 Second annual DarfurFast day and rally in Boston’s City Hall Plaza, 5:30-7:00 PM. Speakers and performers include Gloria White-Hammond, Jamele Adams, Daowd Salih, Berklee School of Music singers and Chad from State Radio.
2006-10-03 Advocating for Darfur,” a panel discussion with Joey Cheek, Eric Reeves, Rev. Gloria White-Hammond, and Rebecca Hamilton at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Click here for Windows Media Player video. Click here for .mp4 video. Click here for .mp3 audio.
2006-09-28 “Artists for Darfur” to benefit the refugees of Darfur and raise awareness of the genocide. 50% of art sales go to humanitarian relief. Alan Bull, Gordon Pryzbyla and Mia Thurlow exhibit and sell their artwork in Newburyport, MA. A documentary film on Darfur will also be shown.
2006-09-21 Eric Reeves public lecture on “A long day’s dying: Genocide by Attrition in Darfur,” sponsored by the Wellesley College Darfur Committee and Amnesty International, at 7:30 PM at Collins Cinema, Wellesley College. A professor at Smith College and noted researcher and analyst of Sudan, Eric Reeves’ web site is
2006-09-19 President Bush appoints Andrew Natsios as Special Presidential Envoy to Darfur.
2006-09-17 Arab NGOs call upon Sudan to accept deployment of UN forces.
2006-09-17 National rally of 30,000 people in Central Park in New York City, coordinated by the national Coalition to Save Darfur. Massachusetts sent 11 buses and 600 people to to call on world leaders to deploy a United Nations force into Darfur to end the genocide.Click herefor pictures from the rally. Click here for CNN’s video coverage of the rally.
2006-08-21 Ryan Gilbert, U Mass senior, running from Boston to NYC to raise money for Darfur, covered in the Lowell Sun, the Providence Journal (8/28), and the Worcester Telegram & Gazette (8/23).
2006-08-10 Beyond Borders – A Benefit to End Genocide in Darfur. Music, drinks and silent auction prizes, to raise funds and awareness for the tragedy in Darfur. Featuring Liz Walker,CBS4 News Anchor and Ruth Messinger, American Jewish World Service President. At the Gypsy Bar, 116 Boylston Street, Boston.
2006-06-22 Musical comedy performance to benefit humanitarian aid for Darfur.Prehysterical – the Parade of Hominids,” presented by the Upper Elementary Class of the Newburyport Inn Street Montessori School,at the First Church of Ipswich, 1 Meetinghouse Green. Sponsored by First Church of Ipswich Branches of Peace and Save Darfur North Shore.
2006-06-20 Newton Darfur Awareness Day, including a teach-in at Newton City Hall, Newton Student Organizers of Darfur Programs, Sudanese Education Fund, the Newton Human Rights Commission, and Mass. Coalition to Save Darfur.
2006-06-16 Lobbying visit at the British consulate, led by Rabbi Brown of Temple Isaiah, Lexington, including representations from 10 congregations. Part of the RAC campaign of 30 Days for Darfur.
2006-06-08 Teach-in at Hebrew College, Newton, sponsored by Hebrew College, Andover Newton Theological School, the Jewish Community Relations Council, and the Mass. Coalition to Save Darfur. Featured speakers included Sifa Nsengimana, Coordinator of the Massachusetts Coalition to Save Darfur, Rev. Gloria White Hammond, Chair of the Million Voices for Darfur Campaign and Pastor of the Bethel AME Church in Boston, and Mark Hanis of the Genocide Intervention Network.
2006-05-25 Lobbying visit at the Cape Verde consulate, led by Rabbi Brown of Temple Isaiah, Lexington.Part of the RAC campaign of 30 Days for Darfur.
2006-04-30 National rally of 75,000 people in Washington DC, coordinated by the national Coalition to Save Darfur.
2005-07-26 Rally for Darfur in Boston at City Hall Plaza with over 500 attendees, coordinated by the Massachusetts Coalition to Save Darfur. Featured speakers included Abuk Bak, Moses Ole Sakuda, Ernest Rugwizanaga, Liz Walker, Ken Sweder, and Dr. Gloria White-Hammond.