Dear Friends and Family,
Tomorrow I board an Air France flight to Paris, then N’Djamena, and within a few days will reach Camp Djabal. I feel rather calm in our preparations for this trip, although I may be leaving many things unfinished. I think mostly I am simply beginning to protect myself because I know this trip will be an emotional one for me. I didn’t quite give myself enough time to gain my strength back from i-ACT7, so my heart is already vulnerable. Or maybe I am fully feeling, at a deeper new level, what it feels like to be part of a community that suffers each and every day. I consider my friends in the camp part of my growing community and want them to be part of yours also.
On this trip I will be with Gabriel and two team members, Eric and Ian, who will be experiencing i-ACT and the strong embrace of this population for the first time. Please follow our journey and be part of i-ACT. Our collective action can save lives. I believe in humanity and I believe in peace. I don’t think we can achieve it without you.
If you are part of a group or community, please consider forwarding this note or the short paragraph at the bottom of this email. If you have blog or website please consider adding this button to a side bar or a blog post.
We will also be web-casting from the camps on World Refugee Day, Saturday June 20th. Stay tuned to our website for more information and the web address so you can tune in. We encourage you to be part of this by hosting a viewing party either of these days. Serve refugee rations or ask your guests to participate in Darfur Fast for Life.
To send out to your community or post:
Beginning on June 15th, i-ACT (interactive-activism) will connect you with Darfur refugees through the web for ten consecutive days. Each day delve deeper into the lives of this community by watching videos, viewing photos, reading and commenting on blog posting and taking action to bring peace and justice to Darfur. Being part of i-ACT allows you to develop a personal relationship with Darfuris and inspires us all to continue acting for each individual who has survived the horrors of Darfur. i-ACT will bring you innovative and interactive live programming for World Refugee Day on June 20th. Join us, be i-ACT.