UI bustled with activism during our stay in Moscow, ID. Camp Darfur participated in a week long series of events dedicated to raising awareness about genocide and increasing student activism. Seventy-five body bags covered the lawn and 600 letters were signed to demand action by Idaho’s Senators, Representatives, and President Bush. A brand new STAND chapter, only a week and a half old, gathered over 50 new members while we marched loudly through campus by candlelight and students camped out all night. Camp Darfur will be returning in the spring of 2008 as part of a challenge to get other nearby colleges involved.
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.