Events in 2008

2008-12-13 Freestyle Dance for Darfur, 8-11 PM, Ipswich Moving Co., Dance Studio, rear of 62 East St. on Cogswell Street, Ipswich. Admission is on a sliding scale of $10-15, and a percentage will go to the Massachusetts Coalition to Save Darfur. Dance barefoot or in soft soled dance shoes on the wooden dance floor, while DJ Rav spins mixed genre music. Plus, learn about the latest actions to help bring peace to Darfur. For more information call Lakshmi and Ravi at 978-356-5956.
2008-12-10 60th anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 7 PM, The Rabb Lecture Hall, Boston Public Library at Copley Square, Boston. Join UUSC for Rights Night, an evening to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and honor Rev. Gloria White-Hammond with UUSC’s Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award for her commitment to humanitarian service and human rights. Dr. William F. Schulz, former executive director of Amnesty International and chair of UUSC’s Board of Trustees, will reflect on “The Legacy of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Where Do We Go from Here?” This evening’s tribute and reflection will inspire you to act on Eleanor Roosevelt’s belief that “universal human rights begin in small spaces, close to home, where every man, woman, and child seek equal justice, equal opportunity, and equal dignity.” HOST COMMITTEE:
Governor Michael & Kitty Dukakis, Omer Ismail, Ambassador Swanee Hunt, Liz Walker, Howard Zinn, Rev. Kim K. Crawford Harvie, Eric Cohen, Rabbi Or Rose, Eric Reeves, Linda Mason & Roger Brown, Rev. John Buehrens, Sarah Cleto Rial and Charlie Clements. This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited. RSVP here.
2008-12-10 60th anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard.
2008-12-09 The Genocide Convention at 60 years, 4:30 PM, Tsai Auditorium, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St., Harvard. Keynote by Richard Goldstone, Learned Hand Visiting Professor of Law, Harvard Law School. Panel discussion with Jacqueline Bhabha, University Committee on Human Rights Studies, Claude Brudelein, Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research, Alex de Waal, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, Jennifer Leaning, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, Jens Meierhenrich, Assistant Professor of Government and Social Studies, Susannah Sirkin, Physicians for Human Rights, Michael VanRooyen, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative.
2008-12-07 Pray the Devil Back to Hell, screening, 5 PM at Coolidge Corner Theater, 290 Harvard St., Brookline, 617-734-2500. Sponsored by My Sister’s Keeper.
2008-12-06 Traditional and Present-Day Life in South Sudan, 4- 7 PM at the South Sudanese Community Center, 61 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington. Art Show and Marketplace, featuring photographs by Ellen Morgan of a recent trip to South Sudan. Paintings from Kakuma Refugee Camp. For more info, www.SundaneseEducationalFund.org.
2008-12-03 Raise Hope for Congo, 7 PM, Bartlett Hall Room 65, UMass Amherst. Panel discuss with John Prendergast, Jimmie Brigges, Candice Knezevic, Roger Luhiriri.
2008-11-19 Witness Genocide, featuring Mohamed Yahya, founder of Damanga Coalition for Freedom and Democracy, 7-8 PM Boston University Sargent College, 635 Commonwealth Avenue(SAR 101), Boston. Sponsored by BU Darfur Coalition, darfur@bu.edu. Yahya was born in a small village in Darfur. In 1993 his village was destroyed by government-backed militias in some of the first attacks that led to the current conflict. Yahya came to the United States in 2002 and founded Damanga.
2008-11-15 Memorial Service in Remembrance of the Holodomor, 1-2 PM, The Paulist Center, 5 Park St, Boston. Sponsored by the Greater Boston Committee to Commemorate teh 75th Anniversary of the Holodomor, the 1932-33 Ukrainian famine genocide.
2008-11-15 Freestyle Dance for Darfur, 8-11 PM, Ipswich Moving Co., Dance Studio, rear of 62 East St. on Cogswell Street, Ipswich. Admission is on a sliding scale of $10-15, and a percentage will go to the Massachusetts Coalition to Save Darfur. Dance barefoot or in soft soled dance shoes on the wooden dance floor, while DJ Rav spins mixed genre music. Plus, learn about the latest actions to help bring peace to Darfur. For more information call Lakshmi and Ravi at 978-356-5956.
2008-11-13 In Darfur, play by Winter Miller, 7:30 PM, at Theatre 14, Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts, Smith College, Northampton. Smith College Theater Department, in cooperation with the CBI Darfur Action Group/Northampton will be presenting a staged reading of Winter Miller’s acclaimed play “In Darfur.” Ellen Kaplan, chair of the Theatre Department, will be directing the play, and is directing all proceeds to (Eric Reeves’) Sudan Aid Fund (of the Community Foundation of Western Mass.) and Doctors Without Borders. Tickets in advance ($25 for reserved seating; $10 for general; $5.00 for students) can be obtained by calling the Smith box office at 413-585-2787. The CBI Darfur Action Group will also give playgoers the opportunity to make additional contributions that evening. The play will be introduced by Smith College President Carol Christ; it will be followed by a an informative talk-back session with the playwright, who has worked in Darfur as New York Times research assistant to Nicholas Kristof.
2008-11-07
to 11-09
Gathering of the Tents of Hope, national rally on the Mall, Washington DC TentsofHope.org
2008-10-26 Tents of Hope, painting, education, and advocacy for Darfur, 1-4 PM, First Universalist Society of Franklin, 262 Chestnut Street Franklin, MA Franklin Interfaith Council. Contact Joni Magee at joni.magee@comcast.net.
2008-10-25 Freestyle Dance for Darfur, 8-11 PM, Ipswich Moving Co., Dance Studio, rear of 62 East St. on Cogswell Street, Ipswich. Admission is on a sliding scale of $10-15, and a percentage will go to the Massachusetts Coalition to Save Darfur. Dance barefoot or in soft soled dance shoes on the wooden dance floor, while DJ Rav spins mixed genre music. Plus, learn about the latest actions to help bring peace to Darfur. For more information call Lakshmi and Ravi at 978-356-5956.
2008-10-05 Interfaith Service and Blessing of the Tents of Hope, 3 pm – 4 pm, Unitarian Universalist Church, 64 W. Main St., Westborough All 3 painted tents will be set up near the church entrance, with educational materials, video programming on Darfur.
2008-10-04 Tents of Hope, painting, education, advocacy for Darfur, 10 AM – 3 PM- 4 pm, at the Plymouth Church Fair, just off the Framingham Centre Common. Visit the Tent of Hope for Darfur — at Plymouth Church Fair. The Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ is sending a Tent of Hope and a delegation to Washington, D.C., in November for the national gathering on the Mall. You can join us in decorating this Tent of Hope with images of peace, hope, and solidarity at the Plymouth Church Fair. This will also be an opportunity to write letters and postcards to your elected officials. Join us at the Fair, enjoy the games and snacks with your family, and then take a few minutes to help send a message to Washington that Darfur must not be forgotten.
2008-09-28 Think Globally, Ride Locally, 2nd annual bike/walk to benefit Sudanese survivors, sponsored by Friends Of Sudanese. A 10K walk along the Assabet River Trail and a 25-mile bike ride through Hudson, Stow, Bolton, and Marlborough. Registration $35/person with a suggested fundraising goal of $150/person. Contact janet.g.wheeler@gmail.com or 978-562-6585.
2008-09-28 Interfaith Tents of Hope Project, 1 pm – 4 pm. Painting of the tents at 3 locations: Cong. B’nai Shalom, 117 E. Main St., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 183 W. Main St., First United Methodist Church, 120 W. Main St.,Westborough Educational materials available; solar cookers for sale.
2008-09-20 Freestyle Dance for Darfur, 8-11 PM, Ipswich Moving Co., Dance Studio, rear of 62 East St. on Cogswell Street, Ipswich. Admission is on a sliding scale of $10-15, and a percentage will go to the Massachusetts Coalition to Save Darfur. Dance barefoot or in soft soled dance shoes on the wooden dance floor, while DJ Rav spins mixed genre music. Plus, learn about the latest actions to help bring peace to Darfur. For more information call Lakshmi and Ravi at 978-356-5956.
2008-08-09 Freestyle Dance for Darfur, 8-11 PM, Ipswich Moving Co., Dance Studio, rear of 62 East St. on Cogswell Street, Ipswich. Admission is on a sliding scale of $10-15, and a percentage will go to American Jewish World Service, Sudan Relief and Advocacy Fund. Dance barefoot or in soft soled dance shoes on the wooden dance floor, while DJ Rav spins mixed genre music. Plus, learn about the latest actions to help bring peace to Darfur. For more information call Lakshmi and Ravi at 978-356-5956.
2008-08-08
to 08-15
Darfur Olympics, alternative webcast programming from Dream for Darfur.
2008-08-03 Day of Hope: Darfur, 2-5 PM, Institute Park, Salisbury Street, Worcester. Speakers and music to create awareness about Darfur. Features US Congressman Jim McGovern, Panther Alier, bands and musicians, acappella groups and more! Donations welcome; proceeds go to Doctors Without Borders. Sponsored by Mass. Coalition to Save Darfur, Congregation Beth Israel, and WCCA TV13. Flyer here.
2008-08-02 Afternoon of Awareness: Darfur Genocide, BBQ to Benefit Darfur, 2-5 PM, Mendon Town Park, 100 Millville Street, Mendon. The afternoon will include: free food and drinks, live music, inspiring speakers, BBQ activities (face painting, moon bounce, time with family and friends), sports and games (volleyball, basketball, frisbee, bocce, wiffleball), raffle from the sponsors, flyers and pamphlets with information about the genocide and how to help. For any questions or to volunteer contact: Ben Swartout, 774-573-7959, swartoub@lafayette.edu. Flyer here.
2008-07-12 Freestyle Dance for Darfur, 8-11 PM, Ipswich Moving Co., Dance Studio, rear of 62 East St. on Cogswell Street, Ipswich. Admission is on a sliding scale of $10-15, and a percentage will go to American Jewish World Service, Sudan Relief and Advocacy Fund. Dance barefoot or in soft soled dance shoes on the wooden dance floor, while DJ Rav spins mixed genre music. Plus, learn about the latest actions to help bring peace to Darfur. For more information call Lakshmi and Ravi at 978-356-5956.
2008-06-20 Dream for Darfur protest at Olympic sponsors, Boston Volkswagen Dealership, 168 Western Avenue, Allston, 3:30pm-5pm
2008-06-19 Grand Opening of the South Sudanese Community Center and Art Gallery, 5:30-8:30 PM, 61 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, 781-641-0063.
2008-06-18 Fidelity shareholder meeting, voting on genocide-free investing, 245 Summer Street, Boston. Arrive at 9 AM, starts at 9:45 AM. Details at InvestorsAgainstGenocide.org.
2008-06-16 Holodomor_and Darfur genocides, speakers and exhibit, State House, Boston. Poster exhibit opens with a commemoration ceremony at 1:30 PM in Nurses Hall. Ceremony features speakers on the Ukranian famine-genocide and Darfur genocide. Exhibit will be on display in Doric Hall through June 20. Sponsored by the Boston Committee to Commemorate the 75th Anniversayry of the Holodomor. Flyer here.
2008-06-14 Freestyle Dance for Darfur, 8-11 PM, Ipswich Moving Co., Dance Studio, rear of 62 East St. on Cogswell Street, Ipswich. Admission is on a sliding scale of $10-15, and a percentage will go to American Jewish World Service, Sudan Relief and Advocacy Fund. Dance barefoot or in soft soled dance shoes on the wooden dance floor, while DJ Rav spins mixed genre music. Plus, learn about the latest actions to help bring peace to Darfur. For more information call Lakshmi and Ravi at 978-356-5956.
2008-06-13 STAND vigil for Darfur, Sudbury
2008-06-08 A Call to Action: Beijing to Darfur, Ruth Messinger, 9 PM, Temple Emanuel, 385 Ward Street, Newton
2008-06-07 Rally for Darfur, bands, barbecue, speakers, painting Tents of Hope, 10 AM – 3 PM, Oliver Ames High School, Easton. Admission free. Featuring two bands: “Widescreen” and “The Coming Week.” Barbecue with burgers, veggie burgers, desserts, etc. T-shirts, braceletes, information on how to get involved.
2008-06-01
2008-05-31 Acappellooza: A Concert for Darfur, 7 PM, Congregation B’nai Shalom, 117 E. Main St., Westborough. Westborough High School’s Darfur Student Alliance, hosts the concert featuring various a cappella groups and jazz combos from WHS and surrounding high schools. All proceeds donated to humanitarian relief efforts in Darfur.Admission price $5.
2008-05-15 Fashion for Darfur, major fundraiser, Boston. Watch the 30 second TV spot from WHDH here.
Thank you to all who attended and donated, making Fashion for Dafur event a success, raising thousands of dolloars for Darfur. Proceeds benefitted Oxfam (70%), GI-Net (25%), and the Massachusetts Coalition (5%). A special thank you to Farah, Jason, Meagan, Sarah for leading the event, to all the sponsors, and to the speakers Donatella Lorch, reporter and correspondent, Michael Delaney, Oxfam America’s Director of Humanitarian Response, and Sifa Nsengimana, for the Genocide Intervention Network.
Tickets online here. Dinner and speakers 6 PM at Vinalia, Boston. Fashion for Darfur event at 8 PM, FELT, Boston. FELT Boston, the Massachusetts Coalition to Save Darfur, Polina Fashion, Vinalia Restaurant, 6one7 Productions and East Coast Clubs are co-sponsoring a creative event to raise funds and awareness for Darfur. Offering both a sit-down dinner and a hip fashion show, the event will have something for everyone and will attract human rights activists, academics, young professionals, politicians, artists, and local celebrities. The bulk of the proceeds will go to Oxfam America for their work for Darfur. FASHION FOR DARFUR will offer four levels of entertainment including: themed fashion levels, live entertainment, audiovisual displays, silent and live auctions, performances, guest speakers, sponsored cocktail reception, hors d’oeuvres and more. Local fashion designers, handpicked by high-fashion model and entrepreneur Polina Raygorodskaya of Polina Fashion, will be chosen to represent the themes and concept designs of each floor at Felt for the night of the event.
2008-05-14 Fidelity shareholder meetings vote on genocide-free investing, 245 Summer Street, Boston, 9:30 AM. Details at InvestorsAgainstGenocide.org.
2008-05-10 Freestyle Dance for Darfur, 8-11 PM, Ipswich Moving Co., Dance Studio, rear of 62 East St. on Cogswell Street, Ipswich. Admission is $15, and a percentage will go to American Jewish World Service, Sudan Relief and Advocacy Fund. Enjoy a wide variety of dance music and learn about the latest actions to help the people of Darfur. For more information call Lakshmi and DJ Rav at 978-356-5956.
2008-05-10 Devil Came on Horseback, screening and speaker, 2 PM, Andover Memorial Hall Library. Sponsored by Andover High School STAND. Food and drinks, free. Donations welcome. For more information contact Cindy at Cindielou10@hotmail.com.
2008-05-09 Dinner honoring Eric Reeves, dinner before the award ceremony honoring Eric Reeves, 5:30 PM, Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square West, Salem. Eric Reeves who has spent years writing to bring the Darfur genocide to world attention, will be awarded The Salem Award for Human Rights and Social Justice. Dinner $50/person. For more information and reservations visit www.salemaward.org or call 978-745-2682.
2008-05-09 Salem Award for Human Rights ceremony and Genocide in Sudan and Darfur, honoring Eric Reeves, featuring talks by Eric Reeves,Susannah Sirkin, and Gloria White-Hammond, 7:30 PM, free, Peabody Essex Museum,161 Essex Street, Salem. Space limited. Reservations recommended. For information or reservations, see www.salemaward.org or call 978-745-2682. The 16th Salem Award for Human Rights and Social Justice will be presented to Eric Reeves. A Smith College professor, Dr. Reeves has spent years fighting to save thousands of lives in the Sudan Darfur genocide and to bring the plight of Darfur to world attention through his advocacy for the victims of civil war in Sudan. Dr. Reeves will speak with Susannah Sirkin, Deputy Director. International Policy and Advocacy, for on Physicians for Human Rights on Genocide in Sudan and Darfur. A reception follows.
2008-05-02 Dancing for Darfur – Swing Nite, fundraiser for Darfur, 7-11 PM, St. Brigid’s Church, Lexington. Featuring the Beantown Swing Orchestra.
2008-04-27 STAND Olympic sponsor rally to stop genocide, 1-3 PM, Boston Common. Join the STAND rally on Boston Common by the Bandstand. Encourage Olympic Corporate Sponsors, such as Staples, to put pressure on the Olympic Committee and the Chinese Government to do what they can to end the genocide. For more information, contact massachusetts@standnow.org. Click here for flyer.
2008-04-25 Devil Came on Horseback, 6 PM TV broadcast on National Geographic channel
2008-04-24 Armenian Genocide and Darfur, 7:30 PM, St. James Keljik Hall, 465 Mt. Auburn St., Watertown.
2008-04-18 Devil Came on Horseback, National Geographic Channel, 10 PM. The Devil Came on Horseback will be broadcast on television for the first time in the United States. Invite your friends, family, co-workers, anyone and everyone to learn more about Darfur with a house screening. Register you house party and participate in the follow-up conference call with Brian Steidle.Don’t have the National Geographic Channel? You can still the rent the film on Netflix and watch along with the rest of the country on Friday or plan your own screening time during the week, April 14-18.
2008-04-16 Darfur Genocide: Find out what you can do” featuring Mark Hanis, Executive Director of the the Genocide Intervention Network, speaking, <8:00-9:00, room B50, Stone Science Building at BU, 675 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston.Map here.
2008-04-16 Fidelity shareholder meetings vote on genocide-free investing, 245 Summer Street, Boston, 9:30 AM. Details at InvestorsAgainstGenocide.org.
2008-04-15 Voices From Darfur: The Stories of the Survivors, 4-6 PM, Tosteson Medical Education Center, Amphitheater, 2nd floor, 260 Longwood Avenue, Boston,Harvard Medical School. featuring Marwa Abdalla & Abu Asal Abu Asal. Cosponsored by: Physicians for Human Rights at HMS, Africa Health Forum at HSPH, Harvard Darfur Action Group, Harvard Law Student Advocates for Human Rights in collaboration with the Save Darfur Coalition.
2008-04-13 Tents of Hope and Interfaith Seder, 4-6 PM, Temple Israel, Plymouth St and Longwood Ave., Boston. Flyer here. This event is open to all, free of charge. ncourage your friends, faith communities, interfaith clergy associations and all to attend. This event will be a sit-down symbolic ritual celebration specifically designed for recalling Darfur and the plight of her people. Families encouraged to attend, as children will be invited to decorate the Tent of Hope which will be there. For more information or to RSVP contact Barbara Palant, dpalant@rcn.com.
2008-04-13 Devil Came on Horseback, screening and discussion, 7-9 First Universalist Society, 262 Chestnut St., Franklin, MA. 7:00-9:00 pm. Sponsored by the Franklin Interfaith Council. Admission free.
2008-04-12 Freestyle Dance for Darfur, 8-11 PM, Ipswich Moving Co., Dance Studio, rear of 62 East St. on Cogswell Street, Ipswich. Admission is $15, and a percentage will go to American Jewish World Service, Sudan Relief and Advocacy Fund. Enjoy a wide variety of dance music and learn about the latest actions to help the people of Darfur. For more information call Lakshmi and DJ Rav at 978-356-5956.
2008-04-12 Darfur is Calling, What Is Happening In Darfur, What We Can Do About It, panel discussion, 5-7 PM, Fayerweather Street School, 765 Concord Ave., Cambridge.
2008-04-12 Symposium on Darfur and Jamnesty, speakers and concert events, 9:00 AM – 11 PM. St. John’s Prep in Danvers will hold a day-long symposium on Darfur.Keynote speaker, Daniel Millenson. Workshops include leadership from Jirair Ratevosian and Karen Hirschfeld from Physicians for Human Rights. The event will conclude in the evening with a JAMNESTY concert and social event. Symposium open to all. Schedule and details at www.DarfurNeedsYou.com
2008-04-11
to 04-13
Spring Hope for Darfur, Anna Maria College, 50 Sunset Lane, Paxton. Throughout the Spring Fling weekend of April 11-13th, there will be a “Tents for Hope” tent on the quad, for people to paint their message of hope on. Students will also be staying in the tent, or other tents over the weekend to help raise awareness of the genocide in Darfur. There may also be visits from leading activists. Directions here.
2008-04-11 Get On The Bus, Amnesty International sponsored human rights rally with a Darfur/China demonstration, coordinated by Somerville, Amnesty International, NYC. Find the bus leaving near you at www.gotb.org.
2008-04-09 Voices from Darfur, documentary screening and panel discussion, 5 PM, Room 4-270, MIT, Cambridge. Map here. MIT-STAND is featuring a panel with two Darfuri refugees, who will share with the audience first-hand accounts of the genocide in Sudan. Additionally, students will learn about the background behind the situation, and what they can do to help end the disaster. Sponsored by MIT-STAND, MIT Amnesty, MIT Hillel, Africans Student Association, and UA Finboard.
2008-04-09 Devil Came on Horseback, speakers and discussion, 7 PM, Temple Shalom of Newton, 175 Temple Street, Newton.
“U2charist” to End the Crisis in Darfur, 5 PM, First Congregational Church, 2 East Central Street on the corner of routes 27 and 135 in Natick, across from the Natick Common. Liz Walker will be the special guest for a U2charist and Community Forum. The U2charist is at 5 PM and the community forum will follow at 7 PM at which she will show her documentary on Darfur, A Glory from the God. Sponsored by First Congregational Church in Natick and Edwards Church in Framingham. A U2charist is a dynamic, new worship celebration that puts side by side the powerful music of U2 with a call to action to rally around the UN’s Millennial Development Goals and reverse the death-dealing effects of poverty by 2015. The traditional faith symbols of bread and cup become charged with the awareness that not everyone has access to even the basic necessities of life. At the U2charist, projected words and images allow everyone to get involved with the experience. Worship music will also include live music by Willie Sordillo on saxophone and Burns Stanfield on keyboard.
2008-04-02 Human Rights and Wrongs: Slavery, Terror, Genocide, 12-1:15 PM, Lewis Hall, Room 202, Harvard Law School. A lunch presentation with Helen Fein, Director of the Institute for the Study of Genocide in New York. This presentation will focus on the persistence of crimes against humanity since the Holocaust-including slavery, terror, and genocide. Based on a book of the same name, Fein will use case studies to explain such gross human rights violations in terms of an integrated theory of life integrity, then discuss the positive links among human rights, freedom, and development to draw out policy recommendations from her findings. Helen Fein is the author of two award-winning books: “Accounting for Genocide” (Free Press 1979), winner of the Sorokin Award of the ASA, and “Genocide: A Sociological Perspective” (Sage 1991, 1993), winner of the first PIOOM award in Amsterdam. This event is sponsored by the Human Rights Program. Beverages and light refreshments will be provided; please feel free to bring your own lunch. For more information, contact the Human Rights Program at hrp@law.harvard.edu or 617-495-9362.
2008-04-01 “The Translator”, Dauod Hari and Megan McKenna discuss their book, 7 PM, First Parish Church Meetinghouse, corner of Mass. Ave and Church St, Cambridge. Tickets for this event are $5 and may be purchasedat Harvard Book Store or over the phone with a credit card (617-661-1515). Please note that your $5 ticket may be redeemed for $5 off a single item at the event or at Harvard Book Store for one month following the event.
2008-03-31 Camp Darfur, Innovation Academy Charter High School in Chelmsford, MA will be teaming up with the organization Stop Genocide Now and will host Camp Darfur, an interactive event to promote awareness about genocide. The exhibit will consist of five mock refugee tents, which represent the Holocaust, and genocides in Armenia, Cambodia, Rwanda and Darfur. Inside the tents, visitors will find information about genocide, videos of survivors, and multimedia student work. Camp Darfur will also feature speakers and performances. The event is free and open to the public. It will run from late morning until early evening. St. John the Evangelist, 115 Middlesex Street, North Chelmsford. Contact Ann Cottle at (978) 244-1094.
2008-03-26 Voices from Darfur, screening and Darfuri speaker, 7 PM, Lexington High School. Abu Asal Abu Asal will talk about his personal experiences in Darfur. A question-and-answer session will follow the talk.
2008-03-22 Freestyle Dance for Darfur, 8-11 PM, Ipswich Moving Co., Dance Studio, rear of 62 East St. on Cogswell Street, Ipswich. Admission is $15, and a percentage will go to American Jewish World Service, Sudan Relief and Advocacy Fund. Enjoy a wide variety of dance music and learn about the latest actions to help the people of Darfur. For more information call Lakshmi and DJ Rav at 978-356-5956.
2008-03-20 Speaker on Darfur, 11 AM, Forbes Municipal Building, 45 W. Main St, Westborough, sponsored by the Westboroough Human Rights Alliance, featuring Pat Cassidy.
2008-03-19 Fidelity shareholder meetings vote on genocide-free investing, 245 Summer Street, Boston, 9:30 AM. Details at InvestorsAgainstGenocide.org.
2008-03-19 Tents of Hope, painting project followed by Sifa Nsengimana speaking on Darfur, 1:45-2:45 PM, West Roxbury Education Complex,1205 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury, 11th graders will be painting tent panels to be assembled into a Tent Of Hope.
2008-03-18 Spring Hope for Darfur, including screening of Devil Came on Horseback and discussion, 7:30 PM, Zecco Auditorium, Anna Maria College, 50 Sunset Lane, Paxton. Directions here.
2008-03-16 MuseAid Benefit Concert for Darfur, 7-9 PM,The Lily Pad, 1353 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, www.lily-pad.net. Free Improvisational Jazz (“Labels-Yuck!”) with Circadian Rhythm Kings, Gill Aharon / Gary Fieldman Duo. Suggested Donation: $15.00. For more information, call: (617) 448-3927. 100% of ticket revenues will go directly to the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) Drumbeat for Darfur campaign, www.uusc.org/drumbeatfordarfur
2008-03-13 Save Darfur Night with the Boston Bruins, 7 PM, Boston. Come spread awareness on Darfur issues at the Bruins hockey game on Thursday, March 13 at 7 pm. It will be a great night to watc3h the Bruins play and get together with fellow Darfur activists. Ticket prices are discounted and we have a section reserved for our group: ADULT tickets are $28.00 and STUDENT tickets are $23.50 ($33.50 face value). Spread the word to all your friends and contact Jessica Kraft by Tuesday, March 4th to order tickets or for more information ( jckraft14@gmail.com or 952-297-2954). Flyer here.
2008-03-11 Comedy Night benefit, The Comedy Connection, Boston, tickets $25. Proceeds for Doctors Without Borders for Darfur. The Comedy Connection has donated the room (450 seats) as well as the comedians. (Additional charges for drinks, appetizers.) For purchase info call 617.291.4669 or email tharding781@hotmail.com. Tickets will be sold to capacity and any remaining will be available the evening of the event. Event flyer here.
2008-03-10 Bethel AME and Temple Israel Act Together for Sudan, 6:30-8:30 PM, Temple Israel, 477 Longwood Avenue, Boston. Join Bethel AME Church and Temple Israel As We Act Together for Sudan. Learn about the situation in Darfur/Sudan. Meet people working in Africa. Sudanese Musicians, updates on My Sister’s Keeper projects, debut of Quilt especially designed to honor women, Craft Fair – portion of sales go to My Sister’s Keeper. Donations Requested $10-$20. For information call Temple Israel at 617-566-3960 x117 or Sarah at 617-983-0900. My Sister’s Keeper is a humanitarian action group supporting women in Sudan. Event flyer here.
2008-03-06 Darfur Panel & Awarding Honorary Degree, 4-6 PM, Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage Hall, Smith College. In recognition of Eric Reeves’ research and advocacy on Sudan, the Smith College Board of Trustees will award him an honorary degree. The program will begin with “A Tribute to Eric Reeves,” given by Rebecca Hamilton, Special Assistant to the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. The panel, “Perspectives on the Darfur Genocide,” moderated by Eric Reeves, includes: Ted Dagne, Specialist in African Affairs, Congressional Research Service; Omer Ismail, Co-founder, Darfur Peace and Development Organization; Jeb Sharp, Correspondent for PRI’s The World; and Susannah Sirkin, Deputy Director for International Policy and Advocacy, Physicians for Human Rights.Campus map. Directions.
2008-03-05 Liz Walker, Journey to Darfur, screening at noon, followed by a discussion at 1:30 PM, Doubletree Hotel, 50 Warren St., Lowell, next to Middlesex Community College. Contact Rebecca Newell atnewellr@middlesex.mass.edu for more information or to reserve space.
2008-03-05 Sand and Sorrow, documentary screening, 6:30-8:30 PM, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Goddard Library, 130 Essex Street, South Hamilton. Free. Upon entering the seminary campus via Essex Street, veer to the left to go up the hill. Once up the hill the library building is the building on the right (labeled Goddard Library). www.gcts.edu
2008-03-02 Devil Came on Horseback documentary screening and speaker, 2:30-4:30 PM, Studio Cinema, 376 Trapelo Road, Belmont. Featuring speaker Irit Tamir after the film. Sponsored by Boston Area Returned Peace Corps Volunteers. Donation $5. Contact events@barpcv.org or call 617 926-7814.
2008-03-02 Investing Like A Mensch, a panel discussion on Socially Responsible Investing in the 21st Century, 9-11 AM, Temple Shir Tikva, 141 Boston Post Road, Wayland. Free. Featuring Todd Trubey, Vice President, Portfolio Strategies, at Ariel Capital Management; Bill Rosenfeld, a Director and Treasurer of the Massachusetts Coalition to Save Darfur and Co-Founder and National Outreach Director of Investors Against Genocide; John H. Biebel, Esq., Director of Client Management at Calibre Advisory Services; and, Irit Tamir, Director of Government Affairs at the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston and co-leader of the successful lobbying effort to pass the Sudan divestment bill in Massachusetts. A question-and-answer period will follow the panel discussion. All are welcome. Registration required.Contact Karen at 508-358-9992 or officeadmin@shirtikva.org
2008-02-29 to 03-02 STAND Regional conference, Brandeis University, Waltham.
2008-02-25 Devil Came on Horseback documentary screening. Post-screening discussion with film producer Gretchen Steidle Wallace and Amnesty International Sudan Country Specialist Denise Bell, Wiener Auditorium, Taubman Building, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. 6:00PM, complimentary pizza and refreshments. Hosted by: Amnesty International Group 133 & Harvard’s Carr Center for Human Rights.
2008-02-23 A Glory from the God documentary screening, on broadcast TV, WBZ-TV, 7 PM.
2008-02-10 Devil Came on Horseback, screening and discussion, 6:30 PM, Congregation B’nai Shalom, 117 E. Main St., Westborough. Admission free, $5 suggested donation with proceeds to the Tents of Hope project. For more information, contact Jeff Govendo at (508) 435-5192 or jgovendo@verizon.net
2008-02-09 Freestyle Dance for Darfur, 8-11 PM, Ipswich Moving Co., Dance Studio, 62 East St. rear, on Cogswell Street, Ipswich. If you love to dance and want to help the people of Darfur, attend Ipswich Freestyle Dance for Darfur, the second Saturday of the month. Be prepared to dance barefoot or in soft soled dance shoes on the wooden dance floor, while DJ Rav spins mixed genre music for dancers to “feel the rhythm and move our feet to the beat.” Admission is $15, and a percentage will go to American Jewish World Service, Sudan Relief and Advocacy Fund. For more information call Ravi and Lakshmi Sirois at 978-356-5956.
2008-02-09 Semi-Formal HUMAN RIGHTS DANCE, 7-10 PM, featuring a Tents of Hope painting event at Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School, S. Yarmouth
2008-02-08 Bands for STAND,6:00-9:30 PM, featuring a Tents of Hope painting event at the Harwich Community Center, Harwich.
2008-02-08 Darfur Awareness Weekend Speaker at Friday evening services, 7:30 PM, Congregation B’nai Shalom, 117 E. Main St., Westborough, featuring Sifa Nsengimana, Co-chair, MA Coalition to Save Darfur. All welcome. For more information, contact Jeff Govendo at (508) 435-5192 or jgovendo@verizon.net
2008-01-27 Devil Came on Horseback, documentary screening and panel discussion, 7 PM, Temple B’nai Brith, 201 Central St., Somerville (snow date February 3).
2008-01-19 Devil Came on Horseback, documentary screening and panel discussion, 7 PM, Temple Isaiah, 55 Lincoln Street, Lexington. Panelists include Eric Cohen, Bill Rosenfeld, Barbara Palant. $5 donation. Proceeds to GlobalGrassroots.org and Massachusetts Coalition to Save Darfur.
2008-01-17 Hotel Rwanda, screening and panel, 7:00-9:30 PM, MIT, Location 26-100, parking here. The panel features Marie Gakuba and Karen Hirschfeld after the film. Join MIT STAND for a free screening of “Hotel Rwanda”, including a discussion from a survivor of the Rwandan genocide. A panel will follow afterwards about the Rwandan genocide and its application to current
conflicts such as the one in Darfur, led by panelists from the Boston area. FREE African food and refreshments.Free.
2008-01-17 Devil Came on Horseback, documentary screening and speaker, 7 PM, Peabody Essex Museum, Morse Auditorium, East India Square, Salem. Featuring speakers Lakshmi Sirois and Becky Dill Okaya after the film. Free.
2008-01-12 Freestyle Dance for Darfur, 8-11 PM, Ipswich Moving Co., Dance Studio, 62 East St. rear, on Cogswell Street, Ipswich. If you love to dance and want to help the people of Darfur, attend Ipswich Freestyle Dance for Darfur, the second Saturday of the month. Be prepared to dance barefoot or in soft soled dance shoes on the wooden dance floor, while DJ Rav spins mixed genre music for dancers to “feel the rhythm and move our feet to the beat.” Admission is $15, and a percentage will go to American Jewish World Service, Sudan Relief and Advocacy Fund. For more information call Ravi and Lakshmi Sirois at 978-356-5956.
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