We crossed the Atlantic, and Chris and I are now sitting in Air France’s salon, one of the benefits of having a sister (Teresa) that’s in the travel business. I know that it is not exactly good preparation for the camp environment we’re headed to, but relaxing here in the first class lounge, drinking a diet soda, is not bad at all.

I slept another five hours in the flight from Atlanta, so I’m catching up on rest, and I’m excited about reaching Africa later today.

I received quite a few e-mail’s today, most of them from students at Palisades High, in Pacific Palisades, CA. Thank you for all the support. Pali High is a force in youth activism, and I know that we’ll be making some serious NOISE together.

While you’re here online, do a quick google of Darfur and read the current news about the crisis. Then, tell friends, family, and the person in front of what is happening. First awareness, then action.

See you from Africa!


Gabriel co-founded Stop Genocide Now in 2005, which gave birth to i-ACT in 2009.

He became involved in the situation in Darfur out of a sense of personal responsibility. He believes the power of community and compassion, combined with personal empowerment, can bring about meaningful change.




10 Responses to “Paris!”
  1. Rachel says:

    Hi guys,

    I can’t wait to get the news from Africa. Thanks for all that you are doing to try to help bring an end to the horrific situation the people of Darfur are faced with. Keep safe.

  2. pam says:

    Hello Gabriel,
    I was just at Pali and we all tried to figure out where you are right now, and we think you must be flying into Africa by now. We are excited to read your first message from Chad!
    We are with you!!!!
    Pali Student Task Force

  3. Anonymous says:


    Good luck and I can’t wait to hear and see you in Chad!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Hola mi chavo,

    Como tus fieles seguidores aqui estamos….Mimi y todos en casita estamos anciosos de ver las noticias desde Africa. Cuidate muchisimo.
    Mucho amor de todos.

    Zahara, Mimi, Gabo & Irais

  5. Anonymous says:

    Hi Gabe,
    I’m sure the journey over has been almost like a vacation for you since you’ve actually been able to get some sleep. Now the hard work begins. We’ll be thinking of you both. Take care of yourselves and we’ll look forward to reading you’re updates and anxious to see the the webcast starting 11/21. Teresa

  6. Anonymous says:

    Dear Tio Gabriel,

    hey gabe was up how is Africa well hope its good and not too bad so hope your doing good and have a safe time


  7. Milena says:

    Hey Gabriel,
    I am student of pali.. sorry i could`n make it and see you when you were visiting our school, but i heard from my teacher that you are going to visit Paris and then go to Africa I want to wish you luck and i hope that you guys will finnaly stop genocide! Thank you

  8. jc says:

    Hey Gabe,

    It’s good to get some relax time before your arrival in Africa. Glad you were able to take advantage. Stay in touch…


  9. Sarah says:


    The girls at Mount St. Mary’s were all excited to hear your message to the team, and we all wish you the best of luck and safety as you travel to Chad. We’re all eager to read your next update!

    The Advocacy & Human Rights Class at MSMC

  10. Jake says:

    Hi Gabriel,

    My name is Jake and I’m in Ms. Pereyra’s class at Pali. I really enjoyed your presentation and it enlightened me more about the issue, beyond what Ms. Pereyra had already told us. I hope your appearance in the Palisadian Post will spread the word about the issue even more. I wish you the best of luck on your journey there, and once you get there. I look forward to the video feed you’ll be setting up.


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