At the Same Point in Time

IMG_1660.JPG  I didn’t feel like writing a journal today. I am tired, short on sleep, and could use a good meal. When I saw the video from today, I cried. Not because we were challenged by an obstacle totally out of our control 10 minutes before we were supposed to be live and pulled it off. But because I am so proud that we were able to virtually connect advocates and survivors across oceans to build one community, actually looking at one another, listening and feeling at the same point in time. This is i-ACT: Interactive-Activism.

In Rahma’s message to Washington DC he wished for three things:

  1. “al-Bashir needs to go”;
  2. Secondary schools and English teachers;
  3. For Darfurians to go home.

IMG_5888.JPG I know they were listening. I know you’re listening. Seeing again the images in today’s video that Washington DC saw, I could not hold back the emotion. How powerful the possibilities are now to connect the world and its advocates to the most vulnerable populations. We are almost limitless in our ability to make an impact.

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Katie-Jay keeps i-ACT running on several levels. Much of her work entails coordinating partnerships with other grassroots organizations and implementing the campaigns developed by Gabriel and seeing through the details. She graduated from Portland State University with a BA in Sociology and a focus on Community Development. She has previously worked as a community organizer in Thailand, Guatemala, and with grassroots organizations across the United States.

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  1. Rachel V says:

    Hello!

    Rahma’s hope is our hope too. It was great seeing Rahma again. We are praying for the speedy recovery of his mom.

    Take care and keep up the good work!

    Rachel V and Familia

    • Katie-Jay says:

      hey Rachel y Familia!

      It was so great to hear him say it first! It was not in the practice – he slipped it in perfectly!!

      Rahma’s mom is getting better. She came home today and was looking healthier. She said her mind was clear which is good and she was preparing their grain! She looked much better.

      You can see more of Rahma on the live feed – which begins early for you guys, but I think they are going to try to record and post promptly on the site!

      say hi to the family!

      peace, ktj

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