Camp Darfur participated in the kick-off event for the national Dream for Darfur campaign in NYC on the day Colin Powell, four years earlier, declared Darfur a genocide. Survivors from Armenia, the Holocaust, Cambodia, Rwanda and Darfur spoke about the impact of genocide and the need to end the violence in Darfur immediately. The New York Coalition of Darfuri had an impressive presence. Words from Joe Madison and Gloria White-Hammond encouraged the crowd to remain engaged and stay active in their fight to bring the Olympic Dream to Darfur, “One World, One Dream.” The Olympic torch was passed by all survivors around the crowd then carried to the Chinese Embassy as community members followed with lit candles.
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.