It is strange that Charles De Gaulle Airport in Paris now feels so familiar. I have been here five times. The plane was full of American tourists, excited about going to see the tower, the arch, and as much as their devalued dollars can get them to. For me, all I know is the airport. […]
Category: i-ACT 5: June 10 – 22, 2008
Follow Gabriel and Katie-Jay from SGN on their return trip to refugee camps on the Chad – Darfur border to visit with the surviving victims of this genocide and hear their stories. They will be joined by former STAND Leadership Committee members, Scott Warren and Colin O’Brien. Join the community, become an i-ACTivist for Darfur.
And off they go!
After going through the usual last-minute hustle and bustle before any trip (which included the usual pick-up at Fry’s Electronics for more equipment), Katie-Jay and Gabriel left Los Angeles last night on their way to Chad. We wish them a safe journey!
An Intro from Chad
Hi all, Colin and I have just arrived in N’djamena, Chad, and are just getting accustomed with the pretty robust heat! I just wanted to take a little time to introduce myself as we get ready to go to the refugee camps. I’m currently a senior at Brown University, in Rhode Island, and spent a […]
I’m sitting in Le Meredian hotel right now in N’Djamena. Having followed i-ACT4 and seeing Gabriel and KTJ during the coup here, it feels a bit weird. I’m trying to do as much mental preparation, but as the i-ACT team found out last time, it’s hard to know what to expect. The most I can […]
We’re Going Back
I’ve told you “we’re going back” three times in the past, but this one is a little different. The last time we left Chad after our visits to the refugee camps in the east, we left on a French military plane, being evacuated in the middle of an all out coup attempt that left an […]
I’m sitting at my dining room table walking through many of the same steps that I did prior to our last trip in January/February 2008: sending emails, writing the daily action items, scanning the news for the latest reports from both Chad and Sudan.And with each click of my mouse, and with each search I […]