Abdulaziz had a small plate with cookies at the end of our live event with DC. UNHCR brought some for the refugees, and our teacher friends wanted to include us in the snacking. Everyone from i-ACT, in chorus, said no thank you and please give to the children that were still crowding around our makeshift […]
Category: Day 5: June 19, 2009
Refugees gather as an audience in DC prepares to honor World Refugee Day with Angelina Jolie, Ann Curry, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres, and hundreds of others. Last minute agenda changes and technology challenges, does Rahma get to speak with Washington DC?
Day 5 Action: Tune In
I have had many discussions in the past few years about why people choose to look the other way about Darfur. Or about most part a majority of the human rights violations and mass atrocities around the world. I think many times it’s because if we know, we bear the moral responsibility to act. But […]
Genocide, murder, rape. These are all powerful words that are almost always used in an explanation of Darfur. These aren’t nice words that people like to hear. Many will do all that they can to avoid them, look away, turn and walk the other direction, change the channel on the TV. “Home” Did that scare […]
At the Same Point in Time
I didn’t feel like writing a journal today. I am tired, short on sleep, and could use a good meal. When I saw the video from today, I cried. Not because we were challenged by an obstacle totally out of our control 10 minutes before we were supposed to be live and pulled it […]