Monday, August 28, 2006

Bearing Witness: Crisis in Darfur

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Bearing Witness: Crisis in Darfur


On September 5, 2006 at 8pm Ruth Messinger will speak about her
recent trip to Darfur. She will be joined by Congressman Anthony
Weiner and Sudanese refugee Daowd Salih.

Ms. Messinger is the executive director of American Jewish World
Service, a humanitarian organization providing support to grassroots
social change projects throughout the world. She has been to the
Darfur region twice and witnessed some of the most horrific tragedies
going on in the world today.

Congressman Weiner has spoken out on the floor of the House of
Representatives, urging the international community to take stronger
action in Darfur and has called upon the United Nations Security
Council to pass that will be consequential in the lives of the people
of Darfur.

Daowd Salih left everything behind in Darfur, but he was lucky, he
survived the ethnic cleansing and slaughter going on in the region.
He has been working hard to raise awareness and he is Vice Chairman of
the Damanga Coalition for Freedom and Democracy, part of the
SaveDarfur Coalition.

The UN has described the situation in Darfur as "the worst
humanitarian and human rights situation in the world."

The meeting will be held at the Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06
Queens Boulevard, Forest Hills, NY


For more information contact: DarfurNY@gmail.com


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